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Please read also the following instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file). For further details refer to the installation guide.

Veuillez lire aussi le manuel d’instruction suivant (version électronique sur fichier PDF). Pour d’autres détails référezvous au guide d’installation.

Lea también el siguiente manual de instrucciones (versión electrónica en archivo PDF). Para mayores detalles, refiérase a la guía de instalación.

• Digital Video Software

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Version 19

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Es

NTSC

Important Usage Instructions

WARNING!

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

WARNING!

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.

COPYRIGHT WARNING:

Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.

DVD Camcorder, DC40 A systems

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.

If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.

Canon U.S.A. Inc.

One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.

Tel No. (516)328-5600

CAUTION:

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

Important Warning

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon DVD Camcorder DC40 A and all its accessories.

1.Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

2.Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3.Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4.Follow Instructions — All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.

5.Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product should be cleaned only as recommended in this manual.

6.Accessories — Do not use accessories not recommended in this manual as they may be hazardous.

7.Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause picture interference, or permanently damage the camera.

8.Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock — Do not use this product near water or in rainy/moist situations.

9.Placing or Moving — Do not place on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the

product.

A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

10.Power Sources — The CA-570Compact Power Adapter should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. Regarding other power sources such as battery power, refer to instructions in this manual.

11.Polarization — The CA-570Compact Power Adapter is equipped with a polarized2-prongplug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).

The 2-prongpolarized plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

12.Power Cord Protection — Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to plugs and the point from which the cords exit the product.

13.Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-upstatic charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No.70—1984,provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of thelead-inwire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.

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Fig. 1

EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS

 

PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

LEAD IN

 

GROUND

WIRE

 

ANTENNA DISCHARGE

 

CLAMP

 

 

UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)

ELECTRIC

 

GROUNDING

SERVICE

 

CONDUCTORS

EQUIPMENT

(NEC SECTION 810-21)

 

 

GROUND CLAMPS

 

 

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING

NEC - NATIONAL

ELECTRODE SYSTEM

ELECTRICAL CODE

(NEC ART 250. PART H)

14.Lightning — For added protection of this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-linesurges.

15.Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

16.Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto the product.

17.Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

18.Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect this product from the wall outlet and all power sources including battery, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power-supplycord or plug is damaged.

b.If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have fallen into, the product.

c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

d.If the product does not operate normally even if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operation instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.

e.If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. This indicates a need for service.

19.Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

20.Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in safe operating order.

When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA570.

The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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The Advantages of DVDs

RECORDING

With a DVD you just press the recording start/ stop button and the camcorder will find the empty space on the disc ( 33). Don’t waste time fast forwarding and rewinding a tape to find from where to start a new recording.

Never worry about mistakenly recording over a precious memory!

PLAYING

Just select a scene from the index screen!

Just insert your finalized* disc into a DVD player and immediately find the scene you want to play back from the index ( 39). No need to play the whole thing or run the tape forward and back to find that scene you want.

*Finalization is a process required to make the DVD discs you recorded playable on common DVD players ( 98).

SHARING YOUR VIDEOS

Windows** users:

With the supplied Roxio MyDVD for Canon software you can easily create copies of your DVDs to share with family and friends and transfer your recordings to a computer for further editing.

**Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows XP systems.

For inquiries regarding Roxio MyDVD for Canon, please contact directly the customer support centers of Sonic Solutions ( 106).

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An Introduction to DVDs

You have probably heard of DVD discs and they come in various types and in two sizes - the more common 12 cm DVDs and 8 cm Mini DVDs. This camcorder uses 8 cm DVD-Rdiscs (like the supplied one) orDVD-RWdiscs (commercially available).

So... what disc to choose?

DVD-R

Can be recorded only once.

You cannot edit or delete the recordings.

DVD-RW

You can record on it many times.

You can delete scenes or initialize the disc and start recording again.

Now that I have the disc... What disc standard do I choose to initialize it?

VIDEO mode

VR* mode

Once finalized, a disc recorded in

You can easily edit the recordings.

VIDEO mode will play in most

However, the disc can only be played

common DVD players. However,

back with DVD players compatible

you cannot edit the recordings.

with DVD-RWdiscs in VR mode.

 

* Video Recording

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Differences in Available

Features Depending on the Disc

The camcorder’s features and functions available will differ depending on the type of disc you use and the disc specification selected when initializing it.

 

DVD-R

DVD-RW

 

 

 

 

VIDEO mode

VIDEO mode

VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing scenes with this camcorder

 

85

(deleting scenes, editing the Playlist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deleting a scene or still image

 

 

86

immediately after recording it

 

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initializing the disc in order to use it

 

 

90

again for recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a title to the disc

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalizing the disc in order to play it

 

 

 

98

with a DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding recordings to a disc already

*

 

101

finalized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copying still images

 

 

 

94

Converting still images into

 

 

 

95

Photomovie scenes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing scenes on a computer

 

 

 

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* You will need to unfinalize the disc first.

Recommended Discs: This camcorder’s performance was tested using the supplied discs andHitachi-MaxellHG-seriesDVD discs. For use of other DVD media, contact directly the manufacturer’s customer support center.

• Attempting to record or play with this camcorder DVD discs that were recorded, initialized or finalized with other digital devices can result in lost data.

• You need to initialize newly bought DVD-RWdiscs with this camcorder before using them for the first time.

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Table of contents

 

Introduction

 

The Advantages of DVDs ................................................................................

5

An Introduction to DVDs ..................................................................................

6

Differences in Available Features Depending on the Disc...............................

7

About this Manual..........................................................................................

11

Checking the Supplied Accessories ..............................................................

13

Components Guide........................................................................................

14

Screen Displays.............................................................................................

18

Preparations

 

Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply..............................................................

21

Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder ..................................................................

24

Step 3: Using the Wireless Controller............................................................

25

Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen.................................................................

26

Step 5: Changing the Display Language .......................................................

27

Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..............................................

28

Step 7: Inserting a Memory Card...................................................................

30

Step 8: Loading and Removing a Disc ..........................................................

31

Basic Functions

 

Recording

 

Recording Movies..........................................................................................

33

Recording Still Images...................................................................................

35

Zooming.........................................................................................................

37

Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3).....

38

Playback

 

Playing Back Movies .....................................................................................

39

Viewing Still Images.......................................................................................

41

Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................

43

Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................

44

Selecting the Recording Data Display ...........................................................

45

Advanced Features

 

Recording Programs

 

Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................

46

Selecting the Recording Program..................................................................

47

Using the Night and Super Night Modes..............................................

48

Using the Special Scene Modes ............................................................

49

Using the Program AE Mode ....................................................................

50

Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode ........................................................

51

Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode......................................................

52

More Recording Options

 

Manually Adjusting the Exposure ..................................................................

53

Manually Adjusting the Focus........................................................................

54

Changing the Focusing Mode........................................................................

55

Using the Mini Video Light.............................................................................

56

Using the Flash..............................................................................................

57

Using the Self Timer ......................................................................................

59

Changing the FUNC. Settings

 

Changing Settings with the FUNC. Button ....................................................

60

Available Settings List (FUNC.) .....................................................................

61

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Changing the Metering Method .....................................................................

63

Setting the White Balance .............................................................................

64

Applying Image Enhancing Effects................................................................

66

Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing ............................................

67

Creating Panoramic Images ..........................................................................

69

Using the Digital Effects.................................................................................

71

Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images ...............................................

76

Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies ...........................................

78

Changing the MENU Settings

 

Changing Settings with the MENU Button.....................................................

79

Available Settings List (MENU) .....................................................................

80

Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) .............................

80

Disc Operations (Photomovie, Finalize, etc.).........................................

82

Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, Disc-Card Copy, etc.)..........

82

Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) ..................................

83

System Setup (Volume, Beep, Media Select , etc.)...........................

83

Date/Time Setup ....................................................................................

84

Editing Functions

 

Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)

 

Creating a Playlist..........................................................................................

85

Deleting Scenes ............................................................................................

86

Dividing a Scene............................................................................................

88

Protecting the Disc ........................................................................................

89

Initializing the Disc.........................................................................................

90

Changing the Disc Title .................................................................................

91

Still Image Options

 

Erasing Still Images.......................................................................................

92

Copying Still Images Between the Disc and Memory Card ...........................

94

Converting Still Images into Photomovie Scenes ..........................................

95

Protecting Still Images on the Memory Card .................................................

96

Initializing the Memory Card ..........................................................................

97

Disc Finalization

 

Preparing your Disc for Playing on a DVD Player .........................................

98

Playing Back your Disc on a DVD Player or a Computer’s DVD Drive .......

100

Recording Additional Movies on a Finalized Disc........................................

101

External Connections

 

Connecting to a TV and VCR

 

Playing Back on a TV Screen......................................................................

102

Recording to a VCR.....................................................................................

104

Connecting to a Computer

 

Transferring Recordings to a Computer ......................................................

105

Roxio MyDVD for Canon......................................................................

105

Transferring Still Images to a Computer (Direct Transfer) ...........................

110

Transferring Images with Transfer Order Settings.......................................

113

Printing

 

Printing Still Images.....................................................................................

115

Selecting Print Settings ...............................................................................

118

Selecting Trimming Settings........................................................................

119

Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................

120

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Trouble?

 

Troubleshooting...........................................................................................

122

List of Messages..........................................................................................

126

Do’s & Don’ts

 

Handling Precautions ..................................................................................

129

Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................

132

Additional Information

 

System Diagram ..........................................................................................

134

Optional Accessories...................................................................................

135

Specifications...............................................................................................

137

Product Codes.............................................................................................

139

Index............................................................................................................

140

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About this Manual

Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC40. Please read this manual carefully before you

use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to E operate correctly, refer to theTroubleshooting table ( 122).

Conventions Used in the Manual

: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.

: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.

: Reference page number.

Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.

[ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.

“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.

The photos included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.

 

Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date

 

and Time

 

 

 

Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time

Menu item shown at its default position

MENU

D/TIMESETUP

 

T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK

(

79)

 

 

1.

Turn on the camcorder.

 

 

 

2.

Press the MENU button to open the menu.

Buttons and switches to be operated

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Use the multi selector to select (

) the [D/TIME

 

 

SETUP] menu and press (

).

 

 

4.

Use the multi selector to select (

) the [T.ZONE/

 

 

DST] option and press (

).

 

 

 

The time zone setting appears. The default setting is New York

 

 

or Singapore depending on the region.

 

 

5.

Use the multi selector to select (

) your time zone and press ( ) to

 

 

save the setting.

 

 

About the Multi Selector

Use the multi selector to select options in a menu and change settings.

Push the multi selector like a joystick up, down, left or right

(///) to select an item. In most places, press the multi selector itself () to make a selection or change a setting.

About the Power Switch

 

In addition to turning the camcorder on and off, the power switch also toggles the

 

camcorder’s operating mode.

 

To turn on the camcorder:

 

Hold the lock button pressed down and move the power switch

 

down to ON.

 

To change the operating mode:

 

From the ON position, slide down the power switch momentarily

Lock

towards MODE and release it. This action will toggle the operating

button

mode between recording (CAMERA - red indicator) and playback

 

(PLAY - green indicator).

 

Introduction

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About the Operating Modes

The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the power switch and the /switch.

 

Operating

/

Icon

 

 

 

Operating Mode

Mode

 

Operation

 

Switch

Display

 

 

 

Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERA

 

 

 

Recording movies

33

 

(Red)

 

 

 

on the disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY

(Movies)

 

 

Playing movies

39

 

(Green)

 

 

 

from the disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMERA

 

 

 

Recording still images

 

 

 

or

*

on the memory card or

35

 

(Red)

 

 

(Still

 

 

disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY

images)

or

*

Viewing still images from

41

 

(Green)

 

 

 

the memory card or disc

 

* Depending on whether you choose to save the still images on the disc or memory card.

Trademark Acknowledgements

miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.

Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.

Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.

“Dolby” and the double-Dsymbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Checking the Supplied Accessories

CA-570Compact

BP-208Battery Pack

WL-D86Wireless

Lithium Button Battery

E

 

Power Adapter

 

Controller

CR2025 for Wireless

 

(incl. power cord)

 

 

Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

MTC-100Multi Cable

IFC-300PCUUSB

Blank DVD-RDisc

DIGITAL VIDEO

 

Cable

(8 cm Mini DVD)

SOLUTION DISK

 

 

 

Software CD-ROM*

Roxio MyDVD for

Ferrite Core

 

Introduction

Canon Software

(Asia only)

 

 

CD-ROM

 

 

 

* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.

The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.

Date of Purchase:

Model Name: DC40 A

Purchased From:

Serial No.:

Dealer Address:

 

Dealer Phone No.:

 

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Components Guide

Left side view

Front view

D.EFFECTS button (

71) /

/ (play/pause) button (

39)

LIGHT button (

56) /

 

 

(stop) button (

39)

 

 

(record review) button (

34) /

(flash) button (

57) /

 

(fast reverse) button (

40) /

Index screen – button (

39)

DRIVE MODE button (

67) /

(fast forward) button (

40) /

Index screen + button (

39)

Battery attachment unit (

 

21)

RESET button (

122)

 

 

Mode dial ( 46)

 

 

 

FINALIZE button ( 98)

Memory card slot ( 30)

Multi selector ( 11) /

EXP button ( 53) /

FOCUS button ( 54)

BATT. (battery release) button ( 21)

Serial number

Flash ( 57)

Disc compartment cover ( 31)

Mini video light ( 56)

Remote sensor ( 25)

Stereo microphone

DC IN terminal ( 21)

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Back view

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Viewfinder ( 24)

CARD access indicator ( 35) / CHARGE indicator ( 21)

FUNC. button ( 60)

MENU button ( 79)

(print/share) button ( 107, 110, 116)

LCD screen ( 26)

DISPLAY button ( 45)

BACKLIGHT button ( 26)

WIDE SCR button ( 38) / PLAYLIST button ( 85)

/(Movies/Still images) switch ( 12)

Dioptric adjustment lever ( 24)

AV OUT terminal ( 102, 104)

Operating mode indicator ( 12) CAMERA (red), PLAY (green)

DISC access indicator ( 33)

Start/stop button ( 33)

Power switch ( 11)

USB terminal ( 105, 110, 115)

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Top view

Bottom view

Speaker ( 43)

Grip belt ( 24)

Zoom lever ( 37)

PHOTO button ( 35)

Tripod socket ( 34)

OPEN (disc cover) switch ( 31)

Strap mount ( 136)

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Wireless Controller WL-D86

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START/STOP button ( 33)

FUNC. button ( 60)

MENU button ( 79)

PLAYLIST button ( 85)

Navigation buttons (///)

PREV./NEXT buttons: Scene skip ( 40)/

Index screen page up/down ( 39)

ReverseSEARCH button ( 40) / ReverseSLOW button ( 40)

PLAYbutton ( 39)

PAUSEbutton ( 39)

STOPbutton ( 39)

PHOTO button ( 35)

Zoom buttons ( 37)

SET button

Forward SEARCHbutton ( 40) / Forward SLOWbutton ( 40)

DISP.(on-screendisplay) button ( 45)

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Screen Displays

Recording Movies

Recording Still Images

Operating mode ( 12)

Recording program ( 46)

White balance ( 64)

Image effect ( 66)

Digital effects ( 71)

Recording mode ( 61)

Still image quality/size ( 76)

Self timer ( 59)

Disc type

DVD-R,DVD-RW( 6)

Disc specification

(VIDEO mode, VR mode) ( 6)

Finalized disc mark ( 98)

Recording reminder

Manual focus ( 54)

Image stabilizer ( 81)

Disc operation

Time code (hours : minutes : seconds)

Remaining recording time on disc ( 33)

Widescreen mode ( 38)

Wind screen ( 81)

Remote sensor mode ( 25)

Mini video light ( 56)

Level marker ( 83)

Zoom ( 37), Exposure ( 53)

Metering mode ( 63)

Drive mode ( 67)

Number of still images availableon the card,on the disc

Remaining battery charge

Camcorder shake warning ( 80)

Flash ( 57)

AF/AE locked during still image recording ( 55)

AF frame ( 55)

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Recording reminder

The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.

Disc operation

Record,Record pause,

Playback,Playback pause,

Fast playback,

Fast reverse playback,

Slow playback,

Slow reverse playback,

Frame advance,Frame reverse

Remaining recording time

When there is no more disc space available, “ END” will be displayed and the recording will stop.

Number of still images available on the card

flashing in red: No card

in green: 6 or more images

in yellow: 1 to 5 images

in red: No more images can be recorded

When viewing the still images, the display will always be in green.

Depending on the recording conditions, the number of still images available displayed may not decrease even after a recording has been made, or may decrease by 2 still images at once.

Card/Disc Access Display

” is displayed next to the number of images available while the camcorder is writing on the memory card or disc.

Remaining battery charge

When “” starts flashing in red replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.

When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying “”.

Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.

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Playing Movies (Index Screen)

Current scene number/Total number of scenes ( 39)

Date and time of recording

Playing Movies (During Playback)

Disc operation

Playback time (hours : minutes : seconds)

Scene number

Data code ( 45)

Viewing Still Images

Image number (

84)

Current image / Number of images

recorded on the card,recorded on the disc

Still image size

Data code (

45)

 

Image protection mark (

96)

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Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply

The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power outlet. Charge the battery pack before use.

Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack

1.

Turn off the camcorder.

DC IN terminal

CHARGE indicator

2.

Attach the battery pack to the

 

 

 

 

camcorder.

 

 

Slide in the connector end of the battery in the direction of the arrow and press it gently until it clicks.

3. Connect the power cord to the adapter.

4. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.

5. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.

The CHARGE indicator starts flashing.

BATT. button

The indicator will stay on when the

 

charging is completed.

 

 

Remove the battery terminal cover before

 

attaching the battery

Once the battery is fully charged:

1.Disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder.

2.Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and the adapter.

To remove the battery pack:

Hold the BATT. button pressed down to release it, and pull out the battery from the ridge on its bottom part.

Attaching the Ferrite Core (Asia only)

Attach the enclosed ferrite core before you connect the CA-570Compact Power Adapter to the camcorder.

Attach the ferrite core to the cable

 

about 7 cm from the plug end (the

7 cm

plug to be connected to the

 

camcorder) of the CA-570Compact

 

Power Adapter.

 

Pass the cable through the centre of the core

and wrap it around the core twice, then close the unit until it clicks shut.

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Charging, Recording and Playback Times with the BP-208Battery Pack

The charging time of the BP-208battery pack is 155 min.

The following recording and playback times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or playback conditions.

Recording Mode

Max.

Typical

Playback Time

Recording Time

Recording Time*

 

 

 

 

Viewfinder

65 min.

40 min.

 

XP

LCD (normal)

65 min.

40 min.

75 min.

 

LCD (backlight)

65 min.

40 min.

 

 

Viewfinder

75 min.

45 min.

 

SP

LCD (normal)

75 min.

45 min.

85 min.

 

LCD (backlight)

70 min.

40 min.

 

 

Viewfinder

80 min.

45 min.

 

LP

LCD (normal)

80 min.

45 min.

90 min.

 

LCD (backlight)

75 min.

45 min.

 

*Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off.

Using a Household Power Outlet

Connect to a household power outlet to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed.

1. Turn off the camcorder.

2. Connect the power cord to the

power adapter.

3. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.

4. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.

Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.

Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.

You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a malfunction.

To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-ACinverters, etc.

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We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will not start.

If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second) and the charging stops.

The CHARGE indicator also serves as a rough estimate of the battery charge status.

Continuously on: Battery fully charged.

Flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second): Battery over 50% charged. Flashes slowly (approx. once per second): Battery less than 50% charged.

We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.

The charging time will vary depending on the surrounding temperature and the battery pack’s initial charge condition.

In cold surroundings the usable time of the battery pack will decrease.

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Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder

Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)

1.Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed.

2. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever as necessary.

Fastening the Grip Belt

Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever with your index finger, and the start/stop button with your thumb.

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Step 3: Using the Wireless Controller

Inserting the Battery (Lithium Button Battery CR2025)

1. Press the tab in the direction of

the arrow and pull out the battery holder.

2. Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up.

3. Insert the battery holder.

Tab

Using the Wireless Controller

Point the controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons.

The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.

If the wireless controller does not work, check that the remote sensor is not set

to [OFF ] ( 84).

When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated at a very close range, replace the battery.

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Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen

Rotating the LCD Panel

180°

 

90°

Subject can monitor the LCD screen

Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.

You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees.

You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees toward the lens (allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder). Rotating the panel by 180 degrees is also useful if you wish to include yourself when recording with the self timer.

LCD Backlight

You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing the BACKLIGHT button. This is useful when recording outdoors.

BACKLIGHT button

Press the BACKLIGHT button.

Repeatedly pressing the BACKLIGHT button will toggle the LCD brightness on and off.

This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder screen.

Using the brighter LCD setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery.

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Step 5: Changing the Display

Language

The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai or Japanese.

MENU

DISPLAY SETUP

LANGUAGE ENGLISH

( 79)

 

 

1.Turn on the camcorder.

2.Press the MENU button.

3. Use the multi selector to select () the [DISPLAY SETUP] menu and press ().

4. Use the multi selector to select () the [LANGUAGE] option and press ().

5.Use the multi selector to select (,) the language desired and press () to select it.

6.Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.

If you changed the language by mistake, follow the mark next to the menu item to change the setting.

The displays andthat appear on screen while changing the print and direct transfer settings will not change regardless of the language selected.

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Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date

and Time

Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time

MENU

DATE/TIME SETUP

T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK

( 79)

 

 

1.Turn on the camcorder.

2.Press the MENU button to open the menu.

3.Use the multi selector to select () the [DATE/TIME

SETUP] menu and press ().

4. Use the multi selector to select () the [T.ZONE/ DST] option and press ().

The time zone setting appears. The default setting is New York.

5.Use the multi selector to select () your time zone and press () to save the setting.

To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the mark next to the area.

Setting the Date and Time

MENU

DATE/TIME SETUP

DATE/TIME JAN. 1,2006

(

79)

12:00 AM

 

6. Use the multi selector to select () the [DATE/ TIME] option and press ().

The month is displayed in orange.

7. Use the multi selector to select () the month and push it to () to move to the day setting.

The next part of the date/time is displayed in orange.

Set the day, year, hours and minutes in the same way.

If you do not need to change all settings, you can use the multi selector () to move to a specific setting you want to change.

8.Press the MENU button to close the menu and start

the clock.

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When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-inrechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge thebuilt-inlithium battery ( 131)

and set the time zone, date and time again.You can also change the date format ( 84).

Time Zones

Once you have set the time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock every time you travel to another time zone. Select the time zone referring to the date and time displayed on the screen.

Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC

London

GMT/UTC

Wellington (WELLINGTN)

+12

Paris

+1

Samoa

-11

Cairo

+2

Honolulu

-10

Moscow

+3

Anchorage

-9

Dubai

+4

Los Angeles (L.A.)

-8

Karachi

+5

Denver

-7

Dacca

+6

Chicago

-6

Bangkok

+7

New York

-5

Singapore

+8

Caracas

-4

Tokyo

+9

Rio de Janeiro (RIO)

-3

Sydney

+10

Fernando de Noronha (FERNANDO)

-2

Solomon

+11

Azores

-1

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Step 7: Inserting a Memory Card

Only miniSD cards can be used with this camcorder.

Inserting the Card

1.Turn off the camcorder.

Make sure the CARD access indicator is not flashing before you turn the camcorder off.

2.Open the cover.

3.Insert the memory card straight all the way into the memory card slot.

4.Close the cover.

Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly inserted.

To remove the memory card:

First push the memory card once to release it, and then pull the card out.

CARD access indicator

Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder ( 97).

Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.

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Step 8: Loading and Removing a Disc

Inserting the Disc

Preparations:

Use only 8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked with the DVD-RorDVD-RWlogo. Before inserting the disc be sure to check that the recording surface is clean. If necessary, use a softlens-cleaningcloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges from the disc surface.

1. Move the power switch to ON to set the camcorder in CAMERA mode ( 11).

2. Move the /switch to the(Movies) position.

3. Slide the OPEN switch fully in the direction of the arrow and gently open the disc cover completely until it stops.

Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover.

4.Insert the disc and press its center firmly until it clicks in place.

• Insert the disc with the recording side facing down (single sided discs - label side facing out).

• Be careful not to touch the recording surface of the disc or the pick up lens.

5. Close the disc cover.

Do not force the cover closed if the disc is not correctly inserted and firmly set in place.

When using DVD-Rdiscs (including the supplied blank disc):

You can start recording movies once the record pause indication appears.

When using a DVD-RW:

You need to initialize new discs before you can start recording. The disc initialization screen will appear when a new DVD-RWis first inserted (it will not appear when inserting a disc already initialized – in that case, you can start recording once the record pause

indication appears).

 

 

Use the multi selector to select (

) the disc specification desired and press (

) to

make the selection. For a comparison between the specifications [VIDEO] and [VR] see An Introduction to DVDs ( 6).

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You will be asked to confirm the disc specification you selected. Use the multi selector to select () [YES] and press () to continue, or select [NO] and press () to return and select a different disc specification.

A confirmation message will appear on the screen. Use the multi selector to select () [YES] and press () to start the disc initialization.

The disc initialization will take approximately one minute. Avoid moving the camcorder while the operation is in progress.

You can start recording movies once the record pause indication appears.

The disc initialization screen may not appear automatically if you operated the camcorder’s buttons while the disc recognition was in progress. In that case, initialize the disc using the menu option ( 90).

The process of recognizing a disc may take a moment. The display will move while the disc is being read. Wait until the camcorder finishes recognizing the disc before you start recording.

Removing the Disc

1.Move the power switch to ON to set the camcorder in CAMERA mode ( 11).

2.Slide the OPEN switch fully in the direction of the arrow and gently open the disc cover completely until it stops.

Do not subject the camcorder to strong impacts while the DISC access indicator is on or flashing.

Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover.

It may take a moment after pressing the OPEN switch for the disc cover to open.

3.Grab the edges of the disc and gently pull it out.

Be careful not to touch the recording surface of the disc or the pick up lens.

4.Close the disc cover.

When you press the OPEN switch after recording, important data is recorded on the disc. While the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not subject the camcorder to shocks such as forcefully laying it on a table.

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Recording Movies

Before You Begin Recording

Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Since recordings made on a DVD-Rcannot be deleted, we recommend you use aDVD-RWdisc (commercially available) to make the test recordings.

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1. Move the power switch to ON to

 

 

set the camcorder in CAMERA

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

2. Move the

/

switch to the

 

 

(Movies) position.

 

 

3. Press the start/stop button to

 

 

begin recording.

 

 

• Press the start/stop button again to

 

 

pause recording.

 

 

 

• While recording and immediately after

 

 

pausing, the DISC access indicator will

 

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flash as the scene is being recorded on

Recording

the disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you have finished recording:

 

 

1.Remove the disc.

2.Turn off the camcorder.

3.Disconnect the power source and remove the battery pack.

4.Close the LCD panel.

When the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.

-Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.

-Do not open the disc cover and do not remove the disc.

-Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.

-Do not change the position of the /switch or the operating mode.

About the recording time: By changing the recording mode you can change

the recording time available on the disc ( 61).

When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the viewfinder instead.

When recording in very loud places (such as fireworks shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. This is not a malfunction.

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About the Power Save mode: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if left

without any operations for 5 minutes ( 84). To restore the power, slide the power switch towards MODE and release it, or move the power switch toand back to ON.

About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.

When using a tripod: Do not leave the viewfinder

exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).

Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than

5.5 mm (0.2 inch). Doing so may damage the camcorder.

Reviewing the Last Scene Recorded

Press and release the

(record review) button.

 

The camcorder plays back the last scene and returns to record

 

 

pause mode.

 

 

 

While reviewing the scene, use the multi selector to select (

)

 

the

icon and press (

) to return to the recording mode.

 

While reviewing a scene immediately after recording it, you can also delete the scene

 

by selecting (

) the

icon ( 86).

 

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Recording Still Images

Before using a memory card for the first time, be sure to initialize it with this camcorder

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( 97).

1.

Move the power switch to ON to

 

 

 

set the camcorder in CAMERA

 

 

 

mode (

11).

 

 

 

2.

Move the

/

switch to the

 

 

 

(Still images) position.

 

 

3.

If necessary, change the media for

 

 

 

recording the still images using

 

 

 

the procedure described in the

 

 

 

next page (

36).

 

 

4.

Press the PHOTO button halfway.

 

 

 

• Once the focus is automatically

 

 

 

adjusted, the

mark will turn green

 

 

 

and one or more AF frames appear.

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FunctionsBasic

 

• When you press the PHOTO button on

 

 

 

 

the wireless controller, the still image is

 

 

 

recorded immediately.

 

 

5.

Press the PHOTO button fully.

 

 

 

The CARD access or DISC access

 

 

 

indicator will flash as the image is being

 

 

 

recorded.

 

 

 

 

When the disc/card access display (“ ” or “”) appears on screen and when either the DISC access or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.

-Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.

-Do not open the disc or memory card cover and do not remove the disc or memory card.

-Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.

- Do not change the position of the /switch or the operating mode.

If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, turns yellow. Keep the PHOTO

button pressed halfway and adjust the focus manually with the multi selector ().

When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such case, use the optional FS-H37UND filter.

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Selecting the Media for the Still Images

You can record still images on the memory card or the disc. The default media for still images is the memory card. As long as you do not change the recording destination, still images will be recorded to the last selected media.

1.Set the camcorder to record or view still images ( or

).

2.Press the MENU button. Using the multi selector select () the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ().

3.Select () the [MEDIA SEL.] option and press ().

4.Change () the setting to [DISC] or [CARD] and press () to save the selection and close the menu.

When recording, the operating mode symbol will change to (DISC stills) or(CARD stills), depending on the media selected. In playback mode, the operating mode symbol will change to(DISC stills) or(CARD stills), respectively.

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Zooming

The zoom is available when recording movies or still images. When recording movies

( ), in addition to the 10x optical zoom you can also use the 200x digital zoomE ( 80).

Zoom out

Zoom in

10x Optical Zoom

Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).

When operating the zoom from the camcorder you can also change the zoom speed ( 80). You can select one of three fixed zoom speeds or a variable speed that depends on how you operate the zoom lever: Press lightly for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.

You can also use the T andW buttons on the wireless controller. The zoom speed with the wireless controller will be the same as with the camcorder (when one of the fixed zoom speed levels is selected) or fixed at [SPEED 3] (when [VARIABLE] is selected).

When set to [VARIABLE], the zoom speed will be faster in the record pause mode.

Keep a distance of at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject. At wide-angle,you can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).

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Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3)

You can select the aspect ratio of your recordings to match your TV.

WIDE SCR button

1.Set the camcorder to record movies ( ).

2.Press the WIDE SCR button.

Repeatedly pressing the WIDE SCR button will toggle the screen between the Widescreen (16:9) and normal (4:3) aspect ratios.

Widescreen is not available when recording in LP mode if the disc specification is VIDEO mode (DVD-RorDVD-RW).Selecting the LP recording mode will cancel the 16:9 aspect ratio.

When recording in Widescreen mode, if you set the image stabilizer to [OFF] you can achieve a wider view angle ( 81).

Playing back a Widescreen recording: TV sets compatible with the Video ID-1 system will automatically switch to wide (16:9) mode. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play back on a TV with normal aspect ratio (4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting accordingly ( 84).

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Playing Back Movies

1.

Move the power switch to ON.

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2.

Slide down the power switch

 

towards MODE and release it to

 

 

set the camcorder in PLAY mode

 

 

( 11).

 

The green PLAY indicator will turn on.

3. Move the /switch to the(Movies) position.

The scene index screen appears with the selection frame on the first scene.

4. Use the multi selector (

,

)

 

 

to move the selection frame to the

Playback

FunctionsBasic

scene you want to play back.

 

 

 

 

Press the + or - button on the camcorder

 

 

or the NEXT/PREV. buttons on the

 

 

 

wireless controller to move to the next or

 

 

previous index page.

 

 

 

 

5. Press the

/

button to begin

 

 

 

the playback.

 

 

 

 

 

Playback of the scenes recorded on the

 

 

disc will start from the scene selected.

 

 

 

During Playback:

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.Press the /button again to pause the playback.

7.Press the button to stop the playback and return to the scene index screen.

To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.

About the screen display: During playback, the recording’s time code will be displayed at the upper right corner of the screen in hours : minutes : seconds.

You can also choose to display instead the date and time when the scene was

recorded and additional recording data ( 45).

As long as you don’t turn off the camcorder you can resume playback from the point you stopped last.

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Special Playback Modes

Fast Forward Playback /Fast Reverse Playback

During playback, press the orbutton on the camcorder or the SEARCHorSEARCH button on the wireless controller. Repeatedly press the button to increase

the playback speed. Fast forward playback will start at 1.5x the normal playback speed and will increase to 5x, 15x and 25x normal speed with each press of the button. Fast reverse playback will start at 2.5x the normal playback speed and will increase to 5x, 15x and 25x normal playback speed with each press of the button.

Playback Pause

During normal playback, press the /button on the camcorder or the PAUSEon the wireless controller.

Slow Forward Playback /Slow Reverse Playback

During playback pause, press the orbutton on the camcorder or the SLOWorSLOW button on the wireless controller. Repeatedly press the button to increase the playback speed. Playback will start at 1/16 the normal playback speed and will increase to 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 the normal speed with each press of the button.

Skipping Scenes

During normal playback, push the multi selector () or press the NEXT button on the wireless controller to skip to the beginning of the next scene. Push () or press the PREV. button on the wireless controller to return to the beginning of the current scene. Repeat to skip to the beginning of the previous scene.

Except for fast playback at 1.5x the normal speed, there is no sound during special playback modes.

The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.

Slow playback is not available with discs recorded in VIDEO mode (DVD-RorDVD-RW).

Depending on the recording, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the picture or sound at the point where the scene changes.

During the playback of a Photomovie scene, even though the on-screendisplay may change according to the fast forward/reverse playback, the actual playback speed will not change.

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Viewing Still Images

1. Move the power switch to ON.

2. Slide down the power switch towards MODE and release it to set the camcorder in PLAY mode ( 12).

The green PLAY indicator will turn on.

3. Move the /switch to the(Still images) position.

4. If necessary, change the media for the still images using the procedure described in the

Recording Still Images section ( 36).

As long as you do not change the media selection, the camcorder will show the still images recorded on the media that was selected last.

5. Use the multi selector to move

 

 

 

 

 

 

(

) between images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following may not be displayed correctly: Images not recorded with this

 

camcorder, images edited on or uploaded from a computer (except for the

 

sample images for the Card Mix function), and images whose file names have

 

been changed.

 

 

 

When the disc/card access display (“

” or “

”) appears on screen

and when either the DISC access or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.

-Do not open the disc or memory card cover and do not remove the disc or memory card.

-Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.

- Do not change the position of the /switch or the operating mode.

Slideshow

(

60)

SLIDESHOW

 

1.Press the FUNC. button.

2.Use the multi selector to select () [SLIDESHOW] and press ().

3.Use the multi selector to select () [START] and press ().

Press the FUNC. button to stop the slideshow.

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Index Screen

1.Move the zoom lever toward W.

The stills index screen appears with the first six still images.

2.Use the multi selector to select (,) an image.

Move the cursor to the image you wish to view.

You can switch between index pages by pressing the + or – button.

3.Move the zoom lever toward T.

The index screen closes and the selected image is displayed.

Image Jump Function

You can also quickly locate a specific image without having to browse all of them one by one.

Push the multi selector () and keep it pressed down.

Image numbers will quickly run in sequence. When you release the multi selector the image corresponding to the number selected will be displayed.

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Adjusting the Volume

While playing a movie ( ): If you use the LCD screen for playback the

camcorder will play the sound using the built-inspeaker. If you close the LCD panel theE sound will be muted.

Speaker

MENU button

Multi Selector

MENU

SYSTEM SETUP

VOLUME

( 79)

 

 

1. Set the camcorder to play movies ( ). 2. Press the MENU button.

3. Use the multi selector to select () the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ().

4. Use the multi selector to select () the [VOLUME] option and press ().

5.Adjust () the volume as desired and press ().

To turn off the volume completely, keep pressing () until the volume icon changes to

.

6.Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.

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Magnifying the Image

While viewing a still image ( ), the playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.

Zoom lever

Multi Selector

1.Move the zoom lever toward T.

The image is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.

To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the magnification to less than 2 times, move the zoom lever towardW.

will appear for images that cannot be enlarged.

2.Select the part of the image to be magnified with the multi selector.

Use the multi selector to move (,) the frame to the part of the image you want to see enlarged.

To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame disappears.

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Selecting the Recording Data Display

The camcorder keeps a data code containing the recording date and time and other

camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop).You can select the data to beE displayed when playing back a movie () or viewing a still image ().

MENU button

DISPLAY buttonMulti Selector

MENU

DISPLAY SETUP

DATA CODE

DATE & TIME

( 79)

 

 

 

1.Press the MENU button.

2.Use the multi selector to select () the [DISPLAY SETUP] menu and press ().

3.Use the multi selector to select () the [DATA CODE] option and press ().

4.Use the multi selector to select () the data combination desired and press () to select it.

In mode you can only choose to display the recording date, the time or both.

5.Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.

6.While playing back a movie or viewing a still image, press the DISPLAY button to turn on the data code display.

Repeatedly pressing the DISPLAY button will toggle the on-screendisplays on and off in the following sequence:

Allon-screendisplays on

Only the data code display on

All on-screendisplays off

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Using the Recording Programs

Program AE ( 50)

Shutter-PriorityAE ( 51)

Aperture-PriorityAE ( 52)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Recording:

Flexible Recording:

Let the camcorder select the best settings

Have the freedom to change the

according to your subject.

settings to get the picture you want.

Auto

The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.

Portrait

The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details.

Slow Shutter

Use this mode to record moving subjects, such as the flow of rivers with a motion blur.

Landscape

The camcorder chooses a small aperture to achieve a broad depth of field in the entire composition.

Night

Use the Night modes to record in poorly lit places ( 48).

Sports

Use this mode to record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.

Special Scene

Select from 6 Special Scene modes to record with the most appropriate settings for each scene

( 49).

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Selecting the Recording Program

 

 

 

 

Mode dial

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or).

2.Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording programs.

The symbol of the selected recording program will appear.

Do not change the recording program while recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly.

Portrait:

-The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (T).

-The picture may not appear smooth when played back.

Landscape:

Zooming out (W) will result in a more effective picture.

Sports:

The picture may not appear smooth when played back.

Slow Shutter:

-When recording movies ( ), the picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.

-Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.

 

 

Programs Recording

Features Advanced

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Using the Night and Super Night

Modes

The night modes allow you to record in poorly illuminated and even dark surroundings without sacrificing the color in your picture. The assist lamp will automatically light up as necessary depending on the illumination level.

Mode dial

Assist lamp

 

Multi selector

Night Mode

Super Night Mode

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode (or).

2.Turn the mode dial to and press ().

3. Select () [NIGHT] or [SUPER NIGHT] and press ().

The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.

Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.

Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.

White points may appear on the screen.

Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.

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Using the Special Scene Modes

Foliage

Use this mode to record images with flowers, leaves or trees.

Beach

Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. It prevents the subject from being underexposed.

Spotlight

Use this mode to record spotlit scenes.

Snow

Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts. It prevents the subject from being underexposed.

Sunset

Use this mode to record sunsets in vibrant colors.

Fireworks

Use this mode to record fireworks.

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode (or).

2.Turn the mode dial to and press ().

A list of special scene (SCN) modes appears.

3. Select () the desired SCN mode and press ().

The symbol of the selected SCN mode appears.

Snow/Beach:

-The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.

-The picture may not appear smooth when played back.

Fireworks:

To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a

tripod especially in , as the shutter speed slows down.

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Programs Recording

Features Advanced

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Using the Program AE Mode

The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed according to the subject to achieve the best exposure conditions. In Program AE mode, you can point and shoot as inmode, while still enjoying the option to manually adjust some settings.

Set the camcorder to a recording mode (

or ) and turn the mode dial to.

If the optimal exposure cannot be obtained, try the following actions:

Manually adjust the exposure ( 53).

Change the metering method ( 63).

Use the flash ( 57).

Use the mini video light ( 56).

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Using theShutter-PriorityAE Mode

You can select a shutter speed, and the camcorder automatically sets the aperture setting

most appropriate for the subject. Select a high shutter speed for recording fast moving E subjects, and a slow shutter speed to add a motion blur to moving objects, enhancing the

feel of movement of the image.

Guidelines for selecting the shutter speed

 

 

 

1/8, 1/15, 1/30

1/2, 1/4, 1/8,

For recording subjects in dark places.

 

1/15, 1/30

 

1/60

1/60

For general recordings.

1/100

1/100

For recording indoor sports scenes.

1/250, 1/500,

1/250, 1/500,

For recording from within a car or train, or for

1/1000

1/720

recording moving subjects such as roller coasters.

1/2000

-

For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis

 

on sunny days.

 

 

1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode

( or) and turn the mode dial toTv.

2. Press ().

The denominator of the current shutter speed will be displayed with a blue background.

3.Change () the shutter speed and press () to save the setting.

The shutter speed denominator flashes when the selected shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the shutter speed.

When using a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can obtain a brighter image, but the image quality may be lower, and the autofocus may not work well.

Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher.

The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.

Recording movies under fluorescent lights: When the mode dial is set to ,

or, the camcorder automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the screen starts to flicker, select theTv mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100.

 

 

Programs Recording

Features Advanced

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Using the Aperture-PriorityAE

Mode

You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed most appropriate for the subject. Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes.

Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0

1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode

(

or

) and turn the mode dial

to Av.

 

 

2. Press ().

The current aperture value will be displayed with a blue background.

3.Change () the aperture value and press () to save the setting.

Larger aperture values mean smaller aperture diameters of the lens.

Available aperture values vary depending on the zoom position.

The aperture value flashes when the selected aperture is not appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the aperture.

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Manually Adjusting the Exposure

Adjust the exposure when a subject is underexposed (for example, when backlit subjects appear too dark in the image) or overexposed (for example, when recording subjects E under very strong light and they appear too bright or glaring in the image).

Mode dial

Multi Selector/EXP button

Exposure Lock

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

Exposure cannot be adjusted in the Fireworks recording program (SCN).

2.Push the multi selector () towards EXP.

The exposure adjustment indicator and the neutral value “±0” appear on the screen.

If you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the brightness of the image may change.

Exposure Adjustment

During exposure lock:

Adjust () the brightness of the image as required.

The adjustment range depends on the brightness of the picture at the time you locked the exposure.

Pushing the multi selector () will cancel the exposure lock and return the camcorder to the previous setting.

Features Advanced

Options Recording More

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Manually Adjusting the Focus

Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.

Reflective

Subjects with low

Fast Moving

Through

Night Scenes

contrast or without

dirty or wet

surfaces

Subjects

vertical lines

windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom lever

Mode dial

Multi Selector/FOCUS button

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

2.Adjust the zoom.

3.Push the multi selector () towards FOCUS.

“MF” appears.

4.Adjust () the focus as required until the image appears focused.

Pushing the multi selector () will return to autofocus.

The camcorder will automatically return to autofocus when you set the mode dial to .

Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.

Infinity Focus

Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks.

After step 2 above, hold the multi selector pushed () towards FOCUS for more than 2 seconds.

” appears.

Pushing the multi selector () will return to autofocus.

If you operate the zoom or the multi selector () during infinity focus, “” changes to “MF” and the camcorder returns to manual focusing mode.

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Changing the Focusing Mode

You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection mode.

9 Point AiAF

Depending on the shooting conditions, one or more AF

(Auto selection)

frames out of the nine frames available are automatically

 

selected and focused on.

Center point

Out of the nine frames available, the center AF frame is

 

selected to focus. This is convenient for making sure the

 

focus is exactly where you want it.

AF Frame Selection

You can select the AF frame you want to focus on, out of the

 

nine frames available.

1.Set the camcorder to record still images ( ) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

The setting differs depending on the position of the mode dial.

: 9 Point AiAF only.

,,,,,*: 9 Point AiAF or Center point.

,,: AF frame selection.

*Except for the Fireworks recording program.

2.Select () the focusing mode.

9 Point AiAF: Four framing corners will appear on the screen when making the selection; the frame corners do not appear while actually recording.

Center point: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen.

AF Frame Selection: All 9 AF frames appear on the screen. Select () the frame where you want to focus.

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Using the Mini Video Light

You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording program.

LIGHT button

Mini video light

Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and press the LIGHT button.

” appears on the screen.

Press again to turn the mini video light off.

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Using the Flash

You can use the built-inflash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is equipped with thered-eyereduction function.

(auto)

 

The flash fires automatically according to the brightness

 

 

of the subject.

(red-eyereduction, auto)

 

The flash fires automatically according to the brightness

 

 

of the subject. The assist lamp lights up to reduce the

 

 

red-eyeeffect.

(flash on)

 

The flash always fires.

(flash off)

 

The flash does not fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO button

(flash) button

 

Flash

Assist lamp

1.Set the camcorder to record still images ( ) and select a recording program other thanFireworks (SCN).

2.Press the (flash) button.

• Repeatedly pressing the button will cycle between the flash modes.

The symbol “” disappears after 4 seconds.

3.Press the PHOTO button, first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to record the still image.

The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The range depends upon the recording conditions.

The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.

For the red-eyereduction to be effective, the subject needs to look at the assist lamp. The degree of reduction depends on the distance and on each individual.

The red-eyereduction mode cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode.

The flash will not fire in the following cases:

-When you manually adjust the exposure in (auto) or(red-eyereduction) mode.

- During auto exposure bracketing.

The flash mode cannot be selected when the exposure is locked, or after the first still image in Stitch Assist mode.

We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converteror Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.

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About the AF-AssistLamp:

While you press the PHOTO button halfway, if the subject is too dark the assist lamp may light up briefly in order to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately (AF-assistlamp). You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to [OFF] so the assist lamp does not light up.

-The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assistlamp is on.

-The brightness of the AF-assistlamp could be an inconvenience. Consider turning it off in public places such as restaurants or theaters.

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Using the Self Timer

PHOTO button

Start/stop button

MENU button

Multi Selector

MENU

CAMERA SETUP

SELF TIMER

OFF

( 79)

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or).

When recording movies ( ) set the camcorder to record pause.

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Using the multi selector (,) select the [CAMERA SETUP] menu

and then select the [SELF TIMER] option.

4.Set () it to [ON] and press () to save the setting.

To cancel the self timer, set it to [OFF].

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

” appears.

When recording a movie:

6.Press the start/stop button.

The camcorder starts recording after a 10-secondcountdown (2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.

When recording a still image:

6.Press the PHOTO button, first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to record the still image.

The camcorder will record the still image after a 10-secondcountdown (2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.

Once the countdown has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still images) to cancel the self timer. The self timer will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder.

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Features Advanced

Options Recording More

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Changing Settings with the

FUNC. Button

Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menu that opens after pressing the FUNC. button. For a list of the settings that can be changed using this menu, see Available Settings List (FUNC.) ( 61).

FUNC. button

Multi Selector

1. Press the FUNC. button.

In the recording modes ( or):

2. Use the multi selector () to select the function you want to change.

3. Use the multi selector () to move through the available options at the bottom bar.

Refer to the following pages for further details on setting the

[SET] option for the white balance function (

 

64), the [CUSTOM] option for the

 

image effect function (

 

66), or the[MULTI-S]option for the digital effect function

 

(

 

73).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Press the FUNC. button to save the settings and close the menu.

The symbols of functions or setting options not available appear grayed out on the left side column.

Pressing the FUNC. button at any time closes the menu.

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Available Settings List (FUNC.)

Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page.

CAMERA, PLAY, ,: Refer to the operating mode ( 12).

E

: Movies/Still images on the disc.

: Still images on the memory card.

Menu Items

 

CAMERA

Setting Options

Light metering

 

EVALUATIVE,

 

CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE,

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mode

 

SPOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White balance

AUTO, DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY,

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TUNGSTEN,

 

FLUORESCENT,

 

 

 

 

 

FLUORESCENT H,

SET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image effect

 

IMAGE EFFECT OFF,

VIVID,

NEUTRAL,

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LOW SHARPENING,

SOFT SKIN DETAIL,

 

 

 

 

CUSTOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive mode

 

SINGLE,

CONT.SHOOT.,

 

 

 

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HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.,

AEB,

STITCH

 

 

 

 

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AST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital effects

 

D.EFFECT OFF,

 

FADER,

EFFECT,

 

 

.FUNC the Changing

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MULTI-S,

CARD MIX

 

 

 

 

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D.EFFECT OFF,

 

BLK&WHT

 

 

 

Recording

 

HIGH QUALITY,

 

STANDARD PLAY,

LONG

mode

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

Still image

S

STILL I. REC OFF,

FINE/640x480,

 

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recording

NORMAL/640x480

 

 

 

 

Still image size/

L 2304x1736,M11632x1224,M2 1280x960,S

640x480

 

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Settings

 

quality

SUPER FINE,

FINE,

NORMAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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erase 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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protect 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1When recording still images with the drive mode set to [SINGLE], this menu item will appear only if you press the FUNC. button while reviewing the still image within the time selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).

Recording mode: You can choose between XP (high quality), SP (standard play) or LP (long play).

Approximate recording times with the supplied DVD-Rblank disc are as follows: XP : 20 min., SP : 30 minutes, LP : 60 minutes.

Recording in LP mode gives you a longer recording time; however, depending on the condition of the disc (long usage, imperfections, etc.) the picture and sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the XP or SP mode for important recordings.

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Depending on the recording mode, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the picture or sound at the point where the scene changes.

The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) when encoding the video data so the actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.

Menu Items

 

Setting Options

 

 

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add to playlist 1

 

ALL SCENES, ONE SCENE, CANCEL

 

 

 

 

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Move a scene 2

 

 

 

 

 

85

Divide a scene

 

 

 

 

 

88

Delete a scene

 

 

 

 

 

86

Convert to scene

 

 

 

 

95

Copy [

]

 

 

 

 

94

Copy [

]

 

 

 

 

94

Still image erase

 

 

 

 

92

Slideshow

 

CANCEL, START

 

 

 

 

41

Still image protect

OFF, ON

 

 

 

 

96

Print order

 

0 ~ 99 COPIES

 

 

 

 

120

Transfer order

 

OFF, ON

 

 

 

 

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1This option is available only from the original movies index screen.

2This option is available only from the playlist index screen.

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Changing the Metering Method

You can select the light metering mode.

EVALUATIVE

Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including

 

backlit scenes. The camcorder divides the picture into

 

several zones for light metering and evaluates complex

 

lighting conditions in order to achieve the optimal

 

exposure of the subject.

CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving more weight to the subject in the center.

 

 

SPOT

 

Meters the area within the spot AE point frame. Use this

 

 

 

 

 

setting for adjusting the exposure to match the subject in

 

 

 

 

 

the center of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(

 

60)

 

 

EVALUATIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to record still images ( ) and set the mode dial to, Tv or Av.

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current light metering symbol from the left side column and then select () the desired option from the bottom bar.

4.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

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Settings

 

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Setting the White Balance

You can choose one of the preset settings to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the setting best suited to your specific recording conditions.

AUTO

Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. Use this

 

setting for outdoor scenes.

DAYLIGHT

For recording outdoors on a bright day.

SHADE

For recording in shaded places.

CLOUDY

For recording on a cloudy day.

TUNGSTEN

For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength)

 

fluorescent lighting.

FLUORESECENT

For recording under warm white, cool white or warm white type

 

(3-wavelength)fluorescent lighting.

FLUORESCENT H

For recording under daylight or daylight type (3-wavelength)

 

fluorescent lighting.

SET

Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects

 

appear white under colored lighting.

White sheet or paper (if you select SET)

Zoom lever

Mode dial

FUNC. button

Multi Selector

AUTO

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and set the mode dial to a position other thanor.

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current white balance symbol from the left side column and then select () the desired option from the bottom bar.

If you select a white balance setting other than [SET], continue directly to step 5.

To set the custom white balance when you select [SET]:

4.Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press ().

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Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed.

flashes and stops flashing when the adjustment is complete.

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

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Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may not be obtained with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks unnatural, adjust it using [AUTO] or [SET].

When you have set the custom white balance:

-Depending on the light source, may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with the [AUTO] setting.

-Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.

-Turn off the digital zoom.

The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.

Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:

-Changing lighting conditions

-Close-ups

-Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)

-Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights

 

 

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Settings

 

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Applying Image Enhancing Effects

You can record with different color saturation and contrast effects.

IMAGE EFFECT OFF

Records with no image enhancing effects.

VIVID

Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.

NEUTRAL

Tones down the contrast and color saturation.

LOW SHARPENING

Records subjects with softened outlines.

SOFT SKIN DETAIL

Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more

 

complimentary appearance.

 

 

CUSTOM

 

Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, sharpness and

 

 

 

 

 

color depth of the image.

 

 

 

 

 

[BRIGHTN.]:

(-)Darker picture,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+) Brighter picture

 

 

 

 

 

[CONTRAST]:

(-)Flatter picture,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+) More defined light and shade

 

 

 

 

 

[SHARPNESS]: (-)Vaguer outlines,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+) Sharper outlines

 

 

 

 

 

[COL.DEPTH]: (-)Shallower colors,

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+) Richer color tonality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(

 

60)

 

 

IMAGE EFFECT OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and set the mode dial to.

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current image effect symbol from the left side column and then select () the desired option from the bottom bar.

To set the custom image effect when you select [ CUSTOM]:

4.Press ( ). Select () the custom setting option (brightness,

contrast, sharpness and color depth) and adjust () each setting as desired. Press () again to save the customized adjustments.

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

[SOFT SKIN DETAIL]: To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a person in close-up.Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.

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Continuous Shooting and Exposure

Bracketing

 

 

 

E

 

SINGLE

Records a single still image.

 

 

 

 

CONT.SHOOT.

Captures a series of still images as long as you hold the

 

 

(Continuous Shooting)

PHOTO button pressed down. For the number of frames

 

 

HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.

per second, refer to the table on the next page.

 

 

(High-SpeedContinuous

 

 

 

 

Shooting)

 

 

 

 

AEB (Auto Exposure

The camcorder records a still image in three different

 

 

Bracketing)

exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing

 

 

 

you to choose the shot you like the best.

 

 

 

DRIVE MODE button

PHOTO button

Mode dial

1.Set the camcorder to record still images on the card ( /) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

If you are recording still images on the disc (), change the media for the still images ( 36).

2.Press the DRIVE MODE button repeatedly to cycle between the drive modes.

3.Press the PHOTO button halfway to activate the autofocus.

Continuous Shooting/High-SpeedContinuous Shooting:

4.Press the PHOTO button fully and hold it pressed down.

A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button pressed.

Auto Exposure Bracketing:

4.Press the PHOTO button fully.

Three still images in different exposures will be recorded on the memory card.

The drive mode can also be selected from the FUNC. menu ( 60).

The DRIVE MODE button cannot be used while the FUNC. menu is being displayed.

 

 

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Settings

 

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Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:

 

 

Frames per Second

 

Maximum

Still Image Size

 

 

 

 

 

Number of

 

 

 

 

 

Normal speed

 

High speed

 

Using the Flash

Continuous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shots

L 2304x1736

2.1 frames

 

2.1 frames

 

2.1 frames

10 images

M1 1632x1224

2.5 frames

 

3.8 frames

 

2.1 frames

10 images

M2 1280x960

3.0 frames

 

5.0 frames

 

2.5 frames

60 images

S 640x480

3.0 frames

 

5.0 frames

 

2.5 frames

60 images

These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects. The actual number of frames per second will be lower when “ ” (camcorder shake warning) is displayed on the screen.

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Creating Panoramic Images

You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them on a computer into one

large panoramic image using the supplied software (PhotoStitch). For further details E about the procedure refer to the software’s instruction manual on the supplied softwareCD-ROM.

PHOTO button

FUNC. button

Multi Selector

SINGLE

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to record still images on the card ( /) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

If you are recording still images on the disc (), change the media for the still images ( 36).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current drive mode symbol from the left side

column and then select () the [STITCH AST] option from the bottom bar and press ().

The Stitch Assist screen appears.

4.Select () the direction in which you will take the sequence of still images.

5.Select the recording program and zoom on the subject.

The manual focus and manual exposure adjustment cannot be used with the Stitch Assist mode.

Once the sequence has started, you cannot change the recording program or zoom.

6.Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.

The number of images recorded so far and the direction and number of the next image appear below the image.

 

 

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7.Record the next image so that it overlaps a portion of the previous one. Repeat this step until you complete the panoramic image.

Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. Minor discrepancies in the overlapping area can be corrected with the software.

You can retake an image using the multi selector () to cancel the image recorded last and return to the previous one.

Up to 26 images can be recorded.

8.Press the FUNC. button after the last image.

Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.

Do not include a moving subject in the overlapping portion.

Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They may appear warped or doubled up.

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Using the Digital Effects

The digital effects include faders, video effects, multi-imagescreen and card mix. All

digital effects are available only when recording movies ( ), except for the E [BLK & WHT] (Black and White) effect, which is available also when recording still images

( ).

Faders ( 72)

Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.

Fade Trigger (FADE-T)

Wipe (WIPE)

Corner Wipe (CORNER)

 

 

Jump (JUMP)

Flip (FLIP)

Puzzle (PUZZLE)

 

 

Zigzag (ZIGZAG)

Beam (BEAM)

Tide (TIDE)

 

 

Effects (

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Add flavor to your recordings. Sound will be recorded normally.

 

 

Settings

 

Black and White (BLK&WHT)

Sepia (SEPIA)

Art (ART)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic (MOSAIC)

Ball (BALL)

Cube (CUBE)

Wave (WAVE)

Color Mask (COLOR M.)

Mirror (MIRROR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Multi-ImageScreen ( 73)

Captures moving subjects as a sequence of 4, 9 or 16 still images and displays them as one split screen. Sound will be recorded normally.

4 split images

9 split images

16 split images

Card Mix ( 74)

Combines a still image from the memory card with your recording.

Turn off the digital effects [D.EFFECT OFF] when you are not using them.

The camcorder retains the setting last used even if you turn off the digital effects or change the recording program. However, you will need to select again the still image for the Card Mix effect.

Selecting a Fader

D.EFFECT OFF

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to record movies ( ) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

2. Press the FUNC. button.

3. First, select () the current digital effects symbol from the left side column and then select () the [FADER] option from the bottom bar and press ().

4.Select () a fader from the list.

The selected fader will be demonstrated on the current screen and will also be shown in a small animation at the right corner of the bottom bar.

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

The symbol of the selected fader appears.

6.Press the D.EFFECTS button.

• The symbol changes to green and the fader is activated.

• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the fader.

7. Fade in: Press the start/stop button in record pause mode.

Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record mode.

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Selecting an Effect

D.EFFECT OFF

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to a recording mode ( or) and set the mode dial to a position other than.

2. Press the FUNC. button.

3. First, select () the current digital effects symbol from the left side column and then select () the [EFFECT] option from the bottom bar and press

().

When recording still images, only the [BLK&WHT] effect is available. Select it and continue directly to step 5.

4.Select () an effect from the list.

The selected effect will be demonstrated on the current screen and will also be shown in a small animation at the right corner of the bottom bar.

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

The symbol of the selected effect appears.

6.Press the D.EFFECTS button.

• The symbol changes to green and the effect is activated.

• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the effect.

Using the Multi-ImageScreen

D.EFFECT OFF

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to record movies ( ) and turn the mode dial to a position other thanor.

2. Press the FUNC. button.

3. First, select () the current digital effects symbol from the left side column and then select () the [MULTI-S]option from the bottom bar and press ().

4.Select () the [S.SPEED] option and set () the transition speed.

Manual: For capturing images manually.

Fast: Every 4 frames

Moderate [MOD.]: Every 6 frames

Slow: Every 8 frames

5.Select () the [S.SPLIT] option and set () the number of split images to capture.

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6.Press () to save the setting and press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

” appears.

7.Press the D.EFFECTS button.

• “ ” changes to green.

[FAST], [MOD.], [SLOW]: The number of images selected will be captured at the set speed. To cancel the multi-imagescreen, press the D.EFFECTS button.

[MANUAL]: Images will be captured every time you press the D.EFFECTS button. The blue frame indicating the next split image in the sequence disappears after the last image. Holding the D.EFFECTS button pressed down for more than 1 second cancels the images one after another.

Combining Images (Card Mix)

You can choose one of the sample images (including picture frames, backgrounds and animations) from the collection on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK and combine it with your live video recording to add a note of playfulness to your movies.

Card Chroma Key [CARD CHROMA]

Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear instead of the blue area of the card mix image.

Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the still image.

Card Luminance Key [CARD LUMI.]

Combines illustrations or titles with your recordings. The live video recording will appear instead of the light area of the card mix image.

Mix level adjustment: Light area of the still image.

Camera Chroma Key [CAM. CHROMA]

Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue background and any part of your subject that is not blue will appear superimposed on the picture with the card mix image serving as background.

Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the live video recording.

Card Animation [C. ANIMATION]

Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from three types of card animation effects.

Corner: The animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen.

Straight: The animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves right and left.

Random: The animation moves randomly on the screen. Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the card animation image.

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Mode dial

FUNC. button

Multi Selector

E

D.EFFECT OFF

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to record movies ( ).

2.Upload a sample image from the supplied CD-ROMto the memory card.

Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Cardin the Digital Video Softwareinstruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).

3.Set the mode dial to a position other than .

4.Press the FUNC. button.

5.First, select () the current digital effects symbol from the left side

column and then select () the [CARD MIX] option from the bottom bar and press ().

6.Select () the [IMAGE SELECT] option, and then select () the still image you want to combine.

7.Select () the [MIX TYPE] option, and set () a mix type appropriate for the image you selected.

If you selected [C.ANIMATION], select () [ANIMAT.TYPE] and set () the animation type preferred.

8.If you want to adjust the mix level, select () [MIX LEVEL] and set () the level preferred.

9.Press ( ) to save the settings and press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

” appears.

10.Press the D.EFFECTS button.

” changes to green and the combined image appears.

Still images cannot be recorded on the memory card while the Card Mix function is activated.

 

 

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Selecting the Size and Quality of Still

Images

Still images are recorded on the memory card or the disc using the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) compression.

You can select the size and quality of still images. As a general rule select a larger image size for higher quality stills (for example for printing and enlarging); or a smaller image size if you want to record more images on the memory card or want smaller file sizes (for example for e-mailattachments or for web pages).

Approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a memory card:

Image Size

L 2304X1736

M1 1632X1224

M2 1280X960

S 640X480

Image Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 MB Card

3

6

15

9

13

25

15

20

40

75

105

170

128 MB Card

45

70

155

85

135

250

140

215

395

690

955

1525

256 MB Card

90

145

310

175

275

500

280

430

795

1380

1900

3040

Approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a disc:

Image Size

L 2304X1736

M1 1632X1224

M2 1280X960

S 640X480

Image Quality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-R/RW

545

855

1815

1025

1585

2910

1630

2495

4595

7945

9999

9999

VIDEO Mode

DVD-RW

545

855

1820

1025

1590

2915

1635

2500

4605

7960

*

*

VR Mode

11680

19470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: Super Fine,

: Fine,

: Normal

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This number is the number of images that can be recorded on the disc; however, the maximum number of remaining images displayed on the screen will be 9999.

Depending on the number of images on the memory card or disc (Windows: more than 1800 images; Macintosh: more than 1000 images), you may not be able to download images to a computer. Try using a card reader to download the still images recorded on the memory card.

Connection to a PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we recommend to keep the number of images on the memory card under 100.

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( 60)

L

2304x1736/FINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Set the camcorder to record still images (

).

E

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current image size and quality symbol from the left side column and then select () the desired image size from the bottom bar.

The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be recorded on the memory card or disc at the current image size/quality setting.

4.If you want to change also the image quality: Press ( ) and select

() the desired image quality from the bottom bar.

You can press () again to go back to select the image size (step 3).

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

 

 

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Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies

While you are recording a movie on the disc you can simultaneously capture the same picture as a still image on the memory card without interrupting your recording to change modes. The size of the still image will be S 640x480 and cannot be changed, but the image quality can be selected.

(

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STILL I. REC OFF

 

1.Set the camcorder to record movies ( ).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.First, select () the current image recording symbol from the left side column and then select () the desired image quality from the bottom bar.

4.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

5.While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.

The still image is recorded on the memory card while the screen continues to show the video recording.

The still image cannot be recorded simultaneously on the disc.

The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image of the same size recorded in the mode.

The still image cannot be recorded on the memory card while recording in Widescreen or while a digital effect is activated.

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Changing Settings with the MENU Button

You can modify many aspects of how your camcorder operates from the various setup menus that open after pressing the MENU button. For a list of the settings that can be changed using these setup menus, see Available Settings List (MENU) ( 80).

E

MENU button

Multi Selector

Selecting Menus and Settings

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Use the multi selector () to select the setup menu from the left side column and press ().

3. Select () the setting you want to change and press () to make the selection.

4.Select () the desired option and press () to save the setting.

5.Press the MENU button.

Menu items not available appear in black.

Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.

 

 

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Available Settings List (MENU)

Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Functions without a reference page are explained below the tables.

CAMERA, PLAY, ,: Refer to the operating mode ( 12).

: Movies/Still images on the disc.: Still images on the memory card.

CAMERA SETUP

Menu Items

 

Setting Options

 

CAMERA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.SL SHUTTER

ON,

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

D.ZOOM

OFF,

 

40x,

 

200x

 

 

 

 

-

AF AST LAMP

AUTO,

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

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ZOOM SPEED

VARIABLE,

 

SPEED 3,

 

 

 

 

-

 

SPEED 2,

 

SPEED1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG STAB

ON

,

OFF

 

 

 

 

-

FOCUS PRI.

ON,

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

SPOT AE PT.

CENTER,

AF POINT

 

 

 

 

-

ND

AUTO,

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

-

REVIEW

OFF,

 

2sec,

4sec,

6sec,

 

 

 

-

 

8sec,

 

10sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIND SCREEN

ON

 

,

OFF

 

 

 

 

-

SELF TIMER

ON ,

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

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A.SL SHUTTER: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.

The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 when recording still images).

The auto slow shutter can only be used when the mode dial is set to or.

When recording still images, set the flash mode to (flash off).

If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [OFF].

If “” (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod.

D.ZOOM: Determines the operation of the digital zoom.

When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to the digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.

With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.

The digital zoom indicator will appear in light blue from 10x up to 40x and dark blue from 40x to 200x.

The digital zoom cannot be used in the Night modes or with themulti-imagescreen.

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IMG STAB: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto.

The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder shake.

The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the Night modes.

The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to .

We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when using a tripod.

FOCUS PRI.: The camcorder records the still image only after the focus has been adjusted.

Set it to [OFF] if you wish to record a still image as soon as you press the PHOTO button. When set to [OFF], no focusing frame appears.

Focus priority cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to .

In the Fireworks recording program (SCN) the setting is automatically turned off.

SPOT AE PT.: Decides what frame will be used for measuring the light when the metering method in the FUNC. menu is set to [SPOT].

[CENTER]: The exposure will be adjusted according to the subject in the center of the picture.

[AF POINT]: The exposure will be tied to the autofocus frames and adjusted according

to the subject or subjects in the one or more AF frames selected.

The spot AE point is set to [CENTER] in all recording programs except ,Tv orAv.

The last setting will be retained even if you change the position of the mode dial.

ND: Will automatically activate the ND (neutral density) filter in surroundings that are too bright.

The ND filter can only be used when the mode dial is set to .

REVIEW: Selects the time to display a still image after it has been recorded on the memory card.

You can erase ( 92) or protect ( 96) the image if you press the FUNC. button while you are reviewing the image (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).

This menu item will not be available when (continuous shooting),(high-speedcontinuous shooting) or(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.

WIND SCREEN: When activated, the camcorder will reduce the background sound of wind when recording outdoors.

Set the mode dial to a position other than .

Some low-frequencysounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. We recommend to leave the wind screen [OFF] for most recording environments.

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DISC OPERATIONS

Menu Items

 

Setting Options

 

CAMERA

 

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC INFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC INITIALIZE

VIDEO, VR

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

FINALIZE

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

UNFINALIZE

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

101

MOVIES ALL DEL 1

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

PLAYLST ALL DEL 2

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

DISC PROTECT

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

PHOTOMOVIE

NO, YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

DISC TITLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1This option is available only in the original movies mode.

2This option is available only in the playlist mode.

DISC INFO: Displays a screen where you can verify the details regarding the disc.

The disc information includes the disc title, the disc type (DVD-RorDVD-RW),the disc specification (VIDEO mode or VR mode), and icons that indicate if the disc is finalized () or protected ().

STILL IMAGE OPERATIONS

 

 

 

PLAY

Menu Items

 

 

Setting Options

ORD. ALL ERASE

 

NO, YES

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ORD. ALL ERASE

 

NO, YES

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ERASE ALL IMAGES

 

NO, YES

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CARD INITIALIZE

 

NO, YES

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ALL COPY [

]

NO, YES

94

ALL COPY [

]

NO, YES

94

PROTECT 1

 

 

96

PRINT ORDER 1

 

120

TRANSFER ORDER 1

113

1 This option is available only when you press the MENU button in the index screen.

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DISPLAY SETUP

Menu Items

 

Setting Options

CAMERA

PLAY

 

 

 

BRIGHTNESS

 

 

 

 

-

LCD MIRROR

ON,

OFF

 

 

-

DATA CODE

DATE,

TIME,

DATE & TIME,

 

 

CAMERA DATA,

CAM. & D/T

45

 

DATE,

TIME,

DATE & TIME

 

LEVEL MARKER

ON,

OFF

 

 

-

LANGUAGE

DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL,

 

 

 

FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, POLSKI,

 

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,

,

,

,

 

 

 

,

 

 

 

 

DEMO MODE

ON,

OFF

 

 

-

BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.

Use the multi selector () to adjust the brightness to your preference.

Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder or the recordings.

LCD MIRROR: When you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to face the subject, the picture displayed will be a mirror image (right and left reversed) so that the image on the display will match that of the subject. Allon-screendisplays will also be reversed.

LEVEL MARKER: A horizontal line will appear at the center of the screen. You can frame the picture better by referring to the level marker.

DEMO MODE: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the power adapter if you leave it turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes.

To cancel the demo mode once it started, press any button, turn off the camcorder or load a recording media.

SYSTEM SETUP

Menu Items

 

 

 

 

Setting Options

CAMERA

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDIA SEL.

 

 

CARD,

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

36

WL. REMOTE

 

 

ON,

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

-

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEEP

 

 

HIGH VOLUME,

LOW VOLUME,

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER SAVE

 

 

ON,

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

-

FILE NOS.

 

 

RESET,

CONTINUOUS

 

 

 

 

-

TV TYPE

 

 

NORMAL TV,

WIDE TV

 

 

 

 

-

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WL. REMOTE: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.

BEEP: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a warning beep under unusual conditions.

POWER SAVE: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for five minutes. Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off the message “AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.

FILE NOS.: Select the image numbering method to be used on a new memory card or disc.

Images are automatically assigned consecutive image numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.

[RESET]: Image numbering will start anew from 101-0101every time you insert a new memory card or disc. If it already contains image files, a new image will be given the number following that of the last image on the card or disc.

[CONTINUOUS]: Image numbering will start from the number following that of the last image recorded with the camcorder. If the memory card or disc already contains an image with a larger image number, a new image will be given the number following that of the last image on the recording media. This method is useful for organizing images on a computer. We recommend using the [CONTINUOUS] setting.

The [FILE NOS.] setting is common to the memory card and the disc.

TV TYPE: In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder.

[NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio. [WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.

DATE/TIME SETUP

Menu Items

Setting Options

CAMERA

PLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T.ZONE/DST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE/TIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE FORMAT

Y.M.D (2006.1.1 AM12:00),

 

 

 

 

28

 

M.D,Y (JAN.1,2006 12:00AM),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.M.Y (1.JAN.2006 12:00AM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE FORMAT: Changes the displayed date format (including the date format for printing).

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Creating a Playlist

Create a playlist to easily edit your movies (for example, change the order in which the

scenes you recorded will be played back or edit scenes including only the best parts and E cutting out the rest) without affecting your original recordings. After you create a playlist

you will have two index screens: that of your original recordings (the scene index screen) and the one you edit as a playlist (the playlist index screen).

Available only with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

Adding Scenes to the Playlist

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.From the index screen, select (,) the scene you want to add to the playlist and press the FUNC. button.

To add all the movies to the playlist there is no need to select any particular scene.

3.Select () the(ADD TO PLAYLIST) icon and press ().

4.Select () either [ALL SCENES] to add all the movies to the playlist or [ONE SCENE] to add only the selected scene and press ().

5.Select () [YES] and press ().

When the operation is completed “ADDED TO PLAYLIST” will be displayed. Press the PLAYLIST button to check the scenes in the playlist index screen.

Moving Scenes in the Playlist

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.Press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen.

3.Select (,) the scene you want to move.

The scene to be moved will be marked by the orange selection frame.

4.Press the FUNC. button.

5.Select () the(MOVE) icon and press ().

6.Move (,) the orange marker to indicate where you want to

move the scene and press ().

7.Select () [YES] and press () to move the scene to the selected destination.

 

 

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Deleting Scenes

You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Remember that when you delete scenes in the playlist, you do not affect your original recordings; However, when you delete an original recording, it will be deleted also from the playlist.

This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs (VIDEO or VR mode). However, withDVD-RWdiscs recorded in VIDEO mode only the last scene can be deleted and only while reviewing it immediately after recording the scene ( 34).

Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, an original scene cannot be recovered.

Scenes cannot be deleted when the disc is protected ( 89).

You may not be able to delete scenes shorter than 5 seconds long.

Deleting a Single Scene

This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.From the index screen, select (,) the scene you want to delete and press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the(DELETE) icon and press ().

4.Select () [YES] and press () to delete the scene.

To Delete a Scene only from the Playlist

After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and continue the procedure as described.

Deleting a Scene After Recording

As long as you haven’t turned the camcorder off or changed the operation mode after recording a scene, you can delete it while reviewing it. This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs (VIDEO or VR mode).

1.Immediately after recording a scene ( ), press the(record review) button.

2.While reviewing the scene, use the multi selector () to select the

icon and press ().

3.Select () [YES] and press () to delete the scene.

Do not change the position of the power switch or the /switch while the scene is being deleted.

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Deleting All Scenes

This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

MENU

DISC OPERATIONS

MOVIES ALL DEL

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu and then select the [MOVIES ALL DEL] option.

4.Select () [YES] and press () to delete all the scenes.

Deleting all the original scenes will also delete the whole playlist.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

To Delete the Whole Playlist

After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and in Step 3 select the [PLAYLST ALL DEL] option. Continue the procedure as described.

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Dividing a Scene

You can divide your recordings in order to leave only the best parts and later cut out the rest. Remember that when you divide scenes in the playlist, you do not affect your original recordings. Photomovie scenes and scenes created by converting single still images cannot be divided.

Available only with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

Dividing Scenes

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.From the index screen, select (,) the scene you want to divide and press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the(DIVIDE) icon and press ().

The scene will be played back.

4.At the place where you want to divide the scene, press ().

5.You can use the following icons and the special playback modes

( 40) to bring the scene to a precise point.

/: Skip to the beginning of the current/next scene.

/: One frame reverse/advance.

6.Select () theicon and press ().

7.Select () [YES] and press () to divide the scene.

The second part of the scene (starting from the dividing point) will be added as a separate scene immediately after the original one.

To Divide a Scene only in the Playlist

After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and continue the procedure as described.

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Protecting the Disc

You can protect the whole disc in order to prevent the accidental erasure of important recordings.

Available only with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

Initializing the disc ( 90) will permanently erase all recordings, even if the disc is protected.

MENU

DISC OPERATIONS

DISC PROTECT

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to play movies or view still images recorded on the disc ( or/).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu and then select the [DISC PROTECT] option.

4.Select () [YES] and press () to protect the disc.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

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Initializing the Disc

You need to initialize a DVD-RWdisc when first inserting it into the camcorder and you may have to initialize a disc if you get the “DISC ERROR” message. You can also choose to initialize the disc if you wish to erase all the recordings on the disc or in order to change the disc specification.

Initializing the disc will erase all recordings, even if the disc is protected. The original recordings cannot be recovered.

Initialize all DVD-RWdiscs before using them with this camcorder.

MENU

DISC OPERATIONS

DISC INITIALIZE

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view

still images on the disc ( ,,/or

/).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu and then select the [DISC INITIALIZE] option.

4.Select () the disc specification and press ().

[VIDEO] mode: Most DVD players will play the disc, but except for the disc title, the recordings cannot be edited with the camcorder.

[VR] mode: You will have the option to edit the recordings with the camcorder, but the disc can only be played in VR mode-compatibleDVD players and computer DVD drives.

5.You will be asked to confirm the disc specification you selected.

Select () [YES] and press () to continue.

Select [NO] and press () to return and select a different disc specification.

6.Select () [YES] and press () to initialize the disc.

The disc initialization will take approximately one minute. Avoid moving the camcorder while the operation is in progress.

7.Once the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu is displayed, press the MENU button to close the menu

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Changing the Disc Title

 

 

Before you finalize your disc, you can give it a title. The disc title will be displayed on the

 

 

index screen when playing the finalized disc in most DVD players.

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MENU

 

DISC OPERATIONS

 

DISC TITLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(

 

79)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu and then select the [DISC TITLE] option.

4.Select (,) one character at a time and press () to add it to the title.

Select [BACKSPACE] and press () to delete the last character in the title.

You can set a title up to 20 characters long.

5.Once you finish entering the title, select [SET] and press ().

6.Select () [YES] and press () to save the title.

7.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

 

 

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Erasing Still Images

You can erase still images recorded on the memory card or on the disc (DVD-RWonly), one at a time or all at once.

Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.

Protected images on the memory card and images on a protected disc cannot be erased.

Erasing a Single Image

Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

IMAGE ERASE

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the [IMAGE ERASE] symbol and press ().

4.Select () [ERASE] and press () to erase the still image.

5.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

Erasing a Single Image After Recording

You can erase the still image you recorded last while you are reviewing it within the time selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]). Still images on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs (VIDEO or VR mode).

IMAGE ERASE

( 60)

1.While reviewing the image after recording it ( ) press the FUNC. button.

2.Select () the [IMAGE ERASE] symbol and press ().

3.Select () the [ERASE] option and press () to erase the still image.

4.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

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Erasing All Images

Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode.

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

ERASE ALL IMAGES

( 79)

 

 

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1.Set the camcorder to view still images ().

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ERASE ALL IMAGES] option.

4.Select () [YES] and press () to erase the still images.

All the non protected still images on the currently selected media will be erased.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

Functions Editing

Options Image Still

93

Copying Still Images Between the Disc

and Memory Card

You can copy still images recorded on the memory card to the disc (for example, to add them to a Photomovie scene ( 95)), or from the disc to the memory card (for example, to set print orders for a DPOF compatible printer ( 120)).

Copying a Single Image

(

60)

COPY [

]

/

COPY [

]

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to copy images.

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the [] symbol (from the disc to the card) or the [] symbol (from the card to the disc).

4.Select () [EXECUTE] and press () to copy the still image.

5.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

Copying All Images

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

ALL COPY [

]

( 79)

 

 

 

 

 

ALL COPY [

]

1.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to copy images.

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ALL COPY []] option (from the disc to the card) or the [ALL COPY []] option (from the card to the disc).

The total size of all image files and the available space on the destination media will be displayed.

4.Select () [YES] and press () to copy the still images.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

Still images not recorded with this camera may not be copied correctly.

When the available space on the copy destination is not enough, the copy operation will be canceled without copying all images.

The copy operation may take a while to complete depending on the number and total size of the image files.

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Converting Still Images into

Photomovie Scenes

Still images are recorded using JPEG compression, but a DVD player only recognizes the

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MPEG standard. That is why in order to display your still images as scenes in your DVD,

 

 

 

 

first you have to create a Photomovie scene – a slideshow of all still images on the disc,

 

 

where each image will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds.

 

 

Converting a Single Image

CONVERT TO SCENE

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

2.Select () the still image you want to convert to a scene and press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the [CONVERT TO SCENE] symbol and press ().

4.Select () [EXECUTE] and press () to convert the still image.

The image will be added as a new scene to the original recordings index.

5.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

Converting All Images

MENU

DISC OPERATIONS

PHOTOMOVIE

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the disc

( /).

If you want to add still images recorded on the memory card to your Photomovie scene, copy them to the disc in advance ( 94).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu and then select the [PHOTOMOVIE] option.

4. Select () [YES] and press () to create the Photomovie.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

The slideshow will be added as a new scene to the original recordings index.

If during the creation of a Photomovie scene the disc becomes full, the operation will be canceled.

Even after being converted to Photomovie scenes, the original still images will remain recorded on the disc without change.

Functions Editing

Options Image Still

95

Protecting Still Images on the Memory Card

You can protect still images recorded on the memory card from accidental erasure while displaying a single image or from the index screen.

Initializing the memory card ( 97) will permanently erase all recorded still images, even the protected ones.

Protecting a Single Image

PROTECT

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card ( /).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

The option is also available while recording still images ( ) but only if you press the FUNC. button while reviewing the still image ( 81) within the time selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).

3.Select () the [PROTECT] symbol and press ().

4.Select () [ON] and press () to protect the still image.

To cancel the protection, select [OFF].

5.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

” appears, and now the image cannot be erased.

Protecting Still Images from the Index Screen

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

PROTECT

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Move the zoom lever toward W.

The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.

3.Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [PROTECT] option.

4.Bring (,) the cursorto the image you want to protect and press (). Repeat this step to select other images as desired.

” appears on the image.

To cancel the protection, press () again.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index screen.

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Initializing the Memory Card

Initialize a new memory card when first inserting it into the camcorder. You may have to initialize a card if you get the “CARD ERROR” message or you may choose to do so to erase all data recorded on it.

Initializing the memory card will erase all still images, even the protected ones. The original still images cannot be recovered.

Initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder.

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

CARD INITIALIZE

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Press the MENU button.

3.Use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [CARD INITIALIZE] option.

4.Select () [YES] and press ().

A confirmation screen will appear.

5.Select () [YES] again and press ().

6.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

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Preparing your Disc for Playing on a DVD Player

In order to play the disc you recorded on a DVD player, a computer’s DVD drive or other digital device, you need to finalize it first. To view your still images on a DVD player you will need to convert them to Photomovie scenes beforehand ( 95).

Be sure to finalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the procedure was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the camcorder cool off before resuming operation.

Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for example to place it on a table or to disconnect the AV cable) after you press the FINALIZE button or select the menu option may result in permanent data loss.

When finalizing a disc, always power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. The finalization process cannot be started if the camcorder is powered only with the battery pack.

Do not disconnect the power adapter while the disc finalization is in progress. Doing so can interrupt the process and result in lost data.

Depending on the type of disc and the disc specification, after finalizing the disc you may not be able to initialize the disc, edit your recordings or add new recordings to the disc.

Do not finalize with the camcorder discs that were not recorded using this camcorder.

The time required to complete the disc finalization will vary depending on the scene recording conditions and the amount of free space remaining on the disc.

The disc finalization can be started using the FINALIZE button or from the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu using the MENU button ( 79).

Restrictions after Disc Finalization

 

Additional

Edit Recordings

Initializing

Unfinalizing

 

Recordings

the Disc

the Disc

 

 

DVD-R

in VIDEO mode

 

 

 

 

DVD-RW

*

 

 

in VIDEO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-RW

 

 

 

in VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* You will need to unfinalize the disc first.

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FINALIZE button

1.Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view

still images on the disc ( ,,/or

/).

2.Press the FINALIZE button.

3.Select [YES] and press () to start the disc finalization.

A progress bar and the remaining time are displayed.

Avoid moving the camcorder while the disc finalization is in progress.

When using a finalized disc in a recording mode, the finalization mark “ ” will appear next to the disc type display.

Finalization Disc

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Playing Back your Disc on a DVD Player or a Computer’s DVD Drive

After you finalized your disc, you can play it on a DVD-RorDVD-RWcompatible DVD player, DVD recorder or DVD drive on a computer. On most DVD players look for theDVD-R/RWcompatibility logo. Refer also to the instruction manual of your DVD player or DVD recorder.

Playing the Disc on a DVD Player

1.Turn on the TV and DVD player.

2.Insert a finalized disc in the DVD player.

3.Select the scene you want to play from the index screen.

Playing the Disc on a Computer’s DVD Drive

1.Insert a finalized disc in the computer’s DVD drive.

2.If your DVD playback software does not launch automatically when inserting a DVD, run the DVD playback software.

Refer also to the instruction manual and help modules of your DVD playback software.

To view still images recorded on the disc, close first any DVD playback software that may be running.

You need to have DVD playback software installed in your computer to play the DVD.

DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR mode can only be played on VR compatible DVD players. Depending on your DVD player/recorder you may not be able to play the disc.

In order to view the still images recorded on the disc in a DVD player, you have

to convert individual images to scenes, or create a Photomovie scene ( 95) before you finalize the disc.

The resolution of Photomovie scenes will be lower than that of the original still images.

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Recording Additional Movies on a Finalized Disc

You can unfinalize a disc to allow recording additional scenes after it was finalized.

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This option is only available with DVD-RWdiscs in VIDEO mode.

 

 

Be sure to unfinalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the procedure was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the camcorder cool before resuming operation.

Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for example to place it on a table or to disconnect the AV cable) after you select the menu option may result in permanent data loss.

When unfinalizing a disc, always power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. The unfinalization process cannot be started if the camcorder is powered only with the battery pack.

Do not disconnect the power adapter while the disc unfinalization is in progress. Doing so can interrupt the process and result in a disc that cannot be recognized.

Only discs that were finalized using this camcorder can be unfinalized with this camcorder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc Can Be Unfinalized

 

 

 

 

DVD-Rin VIDEO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-RWin VIDEO mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-RWin VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can record additional scenes even without unfinalizing the disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC OPERATIONS

 

 

 

UNFINALIZE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(

79)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view

 

still images on the disc (

,

,

/

or

Finalization

 

 

/ ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Press the MENU button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Use the multi selector ( ,

) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]

 

menu and then select the [UNFINALIZE] option.

4. Select () [YES] and press () to start the disc unfinalization.

A progress bar is displayed.

Avoid moving the camcorder while the disc unfinalization is in progress.

5.Once the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu is displayed press the MENU button to close the menu.

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Playing Back on a TV Screen

Selecting the Type of TV

During playback set the [TV TYPE] option according to the TV set to which you connect the camcorder – [WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio or [NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio ( 84).

Connection Diagram

When connecting the MTC-100Multi Cable to the camcorder, make sure to insert the cable straight and in the correct direction – aligning themarks on the cable’s connector and on the AV OUT terminal.

Signal flow

TVs with S-VideoInput

TVs with Audio/Video

Terminal

Terminals

 

 

INPUT

 

MTC-100

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

Multi Cable

 

INPUT

 

 

(Supplied)

VIDEO

VIDEO

 

AUDIO

AUDIO

 

L

L

 

R

R

Open the terminal cover

 

 

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1.Turn off all devices before starting the connections.

2.Connect the MTC-100Multi Cable to the camcorder’s AV OUT terminal and the audio and video terminals on the TV or VCR.

Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left) and the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right).

If your TV or VCR has an S-Videoinput, connect the black plug to theS-VIDEOterminal and do not connect the yellow plug. Otherwise, connect the yellow plug to the yellow VIDEO terminal.

3.If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.

We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

Picture quality is better when connecting to a TV with an S-Videoterminal.

TV sets compatible with the Video ID-1system will automatically switch to the appropriate aspect ratio. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.

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Recording to a VCR

You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. For a connection diagram showing how to connect the camcorder to a VCR see the previous section Playing Back on a TV Screen ( 102).

1.Set the camcorder to play movies ( ) and load a recorded disc.

2.Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record pause mode.

3.This camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before the scene.

4.This camcorder: Resume the movie playback.

5.Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.

6.This camcorder: Stop playback.

We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

By default, the on-screendisplays will be embedded in the output video signal, but you can select to turn off the screen displays or select the data that will be displayed instead ( 45).

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Transferring Recordings to a

Computer

Windows users only:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With the supplied USB cable and the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software you can transfer

 

 

 

 

the movies and still images you recorded, from the disc to a computer and easily edit

them. For further details about using Roxio MyDVD for Canon, refer also to the software’s

tutorial and help modules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-touchdubbing

Insert a blank DVD disc in your computer’s DVD drive (with

 

 

 

(Windows XP only)

writing capabilities), connect the camcorder and with only

 

 

pressing the

(print/share) button, create a copy of your

 

 

DVD you can instantly share (

 

107).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer recordings

You can transfer your recordings to edit them on your computer

 

 

 

to your computer

(

 

108).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a backup

Transfer your recordings to the computer and even if your

 

 

 

disc of your DVD

computer does not have a DVD drive with writing capabilities,

 

 

use your camcorder itself to create a copy of your DVD (

 

109).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Requirements

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP

Minimum Hardware: Pentium III 1 GHz or higher (1.5 GHz or greater, recommended) 128 MB RAM (256 MB or greater, recommended)

10 GB hard drive space (20 GB or greater, recommended)

Video adapter and display supporting at least 1024 x 768 resolution, 16 bit color

Software Requirements: Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or later Internet connection (for user registration).

After installing the Roxio MyDVD for Canon Software:

You will need an Internet connection to complete the user registration. Without completing the online user registration, you will not be able to use any of the software’s functions.

For support concerning Roxio MyDVD for Canon:

Canon Inc. and the Canon related customer support centers do not provide support concerning the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software. For any questions or technical issues regarding the software, its installation and operation, please contact directly Sonic Solutions customer support representatives or access online the Internet pages listed in the information box in the next page.

Operation may not work correctly depending on the specifications and settings of your computer.

 

 

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• North America

Web Based Service: http://support.roxio.com

Phone assistance: 866-279-7694(toll free) or905-482-5555(Canada only), 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., U.S Pacific Time - excluding Weekend and Holidays

• Europe

Web Based Service: Germany

http://www.roxio.com/en/support/de/emc/index.jhtml France http://www.roxio.com/en/support/fr/emc/index.jhtml U.K

http://www.roxio.com/en/support/uk/

Phone assistance: Germany 0190-735096;France0892-460909;U.K0906-7320288,1:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., GMT - excluding Weekend and Holidays

• China/Taiwan Web Based Service:

http://www.sonictaiwan.com/support/techsupport.aspx

sonicsupport@gil.com.tw

Phone assistance: 02-2658-8765(Taiwan)

Installing the Software

Start your computer and insert the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software CDROM to your computer’s CD or DVD drive. Continue the installation process following the indications on the screen.

If the installation program does not run automatically:

1.Open Windows “My Computer”.

2.Double-clickon the icon of theCD-ROMor DVD drive where you inserted the disc.

3.Double-clickon the “SETUP.EXE” file to run it. (On some computers, the “.EXE” suffix may not be displayed.).

Once the installation of Roxio MyDVD for Canon finishes, make sure to connect to the Internet to complete the user registration online.

You need to install the software and register online only the first time you connect the camcorder to the computer. From the second time on, you can connect the camcorder and run the software as described in the next section ( 107).

Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, the registration process may take some time.

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Connecting the Camcorder and Running the Software

1.Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

2.Start the computer and turn on the camcorder and set it to play movies

( ).

3.Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.

4.Run the program from the desktop shortcut or from Windows Start menu.

Check the orientation of the USB cable and make sure you connect it properly.

Do not connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable during the following operations:

- Deleting all scenes

- Initializing the disc

- Protecting the disc

- Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc

- Setting the disc title

 

DVD copies and DVD backup discs created with MyDVD for Canon cannot be unfinalized using the camcorder.

One-TouchDubbing (Windows XP only)

If your computer is equipped with a DVD drive with writing capabilities, with the touch of one button you can make a copy of your DVD and burn it to an empty media in your computer’s drive without the need to run the program.

1.Connect the camcorder to the computer but do not run MyDVD for Canon.

Steps 1 through 3 above.

2.Insert a finalized disc in the camcorder and load a brand new DVD-R/RWin your computer’s DVD drive.

• To make a copy of a DVD-RWrecorded in VR mode, load a blankDVD-RWin your

computer’s DVD drive. To make a copy of a disc recorded in VIDEO mode, you can load a blank DVD-RorDVD-RW.

When all the connections are completed and the software recognizes a blank media

ready in the DVD drive, the (print/share) button will light on and the message “PRESSTO COPY DISC” will appear on the camcorder’s display.

If you did not complete the online user registration after installing the software

( 106), the(print/share) button will not light up even though all the preparations are completed correctly.

If the (print/share) button does not light up even if you completed the user registration, verify that theicon appears on your computer’s desktop toolbar. If it does not, disconnect the USB cable, restart the computer and connect the camcorder to the computer again.

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3.Once the button’s blue light is on, press the (print/share) button.

The button will flash while the copying is in progress, and will go off once the copy is completed.

The copied disc will automatically be finalized and ejected from the drive.

Operation may not work properly if you connect more than one Canon camcorder to the computer at the same time.

If the operation is interrupted:

“OPERATION CANCELED” will be displayed on the camcorder’s screen. The message disappears when you remove the disc or run the Roxio MyDVD for Canon program.

When the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.

-Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.

-Do not open the disc cover and do not remove the disc.

-Do not disconnect the USB cable.

-Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.

-Do not change the position of the /switch or the operating mode.

You need to have DVD playback software installed in your computer in order to play the disc.

We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter while it is connected to the computer.

Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.

For further details about restrictions when using MyDVD for Canon, refer also to the “README” section in the software’s help modules.

Recordings made in LP mode in Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) on a DVD-RWthat was initialized in VR mode cannot be transferred to the computer.

Depending on the number and length of the scenes recorded, the One-TouchDubbing may take some time.

Transferring Recordings to the Computer

You can transfer the movies and still images recorded on a disc, even one not yet finalized, to your computer for further editing.

1.Connect the camcorder to the computer and run MyDVD for Canon as previously described ( 107).

2.Click on the “DVD-Video”option in the New Project tab.

3.Click on the “Open Disc” icon.

4.Click on the “Import” button.

Thumbnails of the imported scenes and still images will be displayed in the video project screen.

5.To save the project, click on “Save Project” from the Project Tasks palette.

The scenes and still images displayed in the main screen will be saved.

Recordings made in LP mode in Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) on a DVD-RWthat was initialized in VR mode cannot be transferred to the computer.

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Creating Backup Copies of your DVD

You can create a backup copy of your finalized disc on a common (12 cm) DVD disc.

 

Even if your computer does not have a DVD drive with writing capabilities, you can use

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the camcorder itself to create a backup disc on an 8 cm Mini DVD disc.

1.Connect the camcorder to the computer and run MyDVD for Canon as previously described ( 107).

2.Insert a finalized disc in the camcorder and load a brand new media in your computer’s DVD drive.

To make a copy of a DVD-RWrecorded in VR mode, load a blankDVD-RWin your computer’s DVD drive. To make a copy of aDVD-RorDVD-RWrecorded in VIDEO mode, you can load a blankDVD-RorDVD-RW.

You can also use a fully erased DVD-RWdisc instead of a brand new media. However, depending on the condition of the disc, the operation will take longer. To fully erase aDVD-RWdisc you will need DVD authoring/mastering software installed in your computer.

3.Click on the “Make a Backup DVD” option in the New Project tab.

4.Select the camcorder as the “Device to read from”.

5.Select the computer’s DVD drive (with writing capabilities) as the “Device to write to”.

If your computer is not equipped with a DVD drive with writing capabilities, select the camcorder also as the “Device to write to”.

6.Click on the “Copy” button and follow the indications on the screen.

When the “Your disc was created successfully” screen appears, click on “OK” to finish the task and eject the backup disc.

When the “Please insert a blank or rewritable DVD into the DVD drive” dialog box appears, if the tray of a DVD drive other than the one selected in step 5 is ejected, click on “Cancel” and start again from step 4. If this happens and the source disc is a DVD-RWdisc, some recordings on the source disc might be lost.

 

 

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Transferring Still Images to a Computer (Direct Transfer)

With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can transfer still images to a computer by simply pressing the (print/share) button.

Preparations

The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launchsetting. From the second time on, you will only need to connect the camcorder to the computer to transfer images.

1.Install the supplied Digital Video Software.

See Installing the Softwarein the Digital Video Softwareinstruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).

2.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

3.Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.

See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computerin the Digital Video Softwareinstruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).

4.Set the auto-launchsetting.

See Starting CameraWindowin the Digital Video Softwareinstruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).

The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the button lights up.

Correct performance cannot be guaranteed for discs recorded on another digital device and inserted in this camcorder.

When the DISC or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.

-Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.

-Do not open the disc cover/memory card slot cover and do not remove the disc or memory card.

-Do not disconnect the USB cable.

-Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.

-Do not change the position of the /switch or the operating mode.

Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.

The image files on your disc or memory card are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original.

Do not connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable during the following operations:

-Protecting the disc

-Initializing the disc

-Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc

-Erasing all still images from the disc or card

-Copying still images between the disc and card

-Erasing all transfer orders

-Erasing all print orders

We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter while it is connected to the computer.

Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.

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Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)

 

 

 

 

 

allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the

 

 

 

 

 

camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the

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DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.

 

 

 

 

Transferring Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL IMAGES...

Transfers all images to the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW IMAGES...

Transfers only those images that have not yet been

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transferred to the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER ORDERS...

Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer orders (

 

113) are only available for images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recorded on the memory card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT & TRANSFER... Allows you to select the still image you want to transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

WALLPAPER...

Allows you to select the still image you want to transfer

 

and set it as your computer’s desktop background.

 

(print/share) button

Multi Selector

1.Select () a transfer option.

2.Press the button.

[ALL IMAGES] [NEW IMAGES] [TRANSFER ORDERS]:

The images are transferred and displayed on the computer.

The camcorder returns to the transfer menu once the transfer is complete.

To cancel the transfer, select () [CANCEL] and press () or press the MENU button.

If you select [ SELECT & TRANSFER] or [WALLPAPER]:

3.Select () the image you wish to transfer.

4.Press the button.

[ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The selected image is transferred and displayed on the computer. To continue transferring, select another image.

[WALLPAPER]: The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed as the desktop’s background.

The button will flash while the images are being transferred.

Press the MENU button to return to the transfer menu.

 

 

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You can press ( ) to transfer the images, instead of thebutton. With [ALL IMAGES], [NEW IMAGES] or [TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation message appears. Select [OK] and press ().

When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the image selection screen is displayed, press the MENU button to return to the transfer menu.

Even when still images recorded on the disc are correctly transferred to the computer, they will still be marked as images not yet transferred (“NEW IMAGES”).

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Transferring Images with Transfer Order Settings

You can mark the still images you want to transfer to the computer, out of those recorded

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on the memory card, as a transfer order. These transfer order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Up to 998 images can be selected.

Selecting Still Images to Transfer (Transfer Order)

Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.

TRANSFER ORDER

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card ( /).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the [TRANSFER ORDER] symbol and press (). Set it () to [ON] and press ().

To cancel the transfer order, select [OFF].

4.Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.

Setting Transfer Orders from the Index Screen

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

TRANSFER ORDER

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Move the zoom lever toward W.

The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.

3.Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [TRANSFER ORDER] option.

4.Bring (,) the cursorto the image you want to transfer and press (). Repeat this step to select other images as desired.

” appears on the image.

To cancel the transfer order, press () again.

5.Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index screen.

 

 

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Erasing All Transfer Orders

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

ORD. ALL ERASE

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ORD. ALL ERASE] option.

3.Select () [YES] and press ().

4.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

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Printing Still Images

The camcorder can be connected to any PictBridge compatible printer. You can use the print order settings for direct printing of E still images recorded on the memory card ( 120).

Canon printers: SELPHY CP, SELPHY DS and PIXMA printers

Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer

Open the

terminal cover

PictBridge

compatible printerUSB Cable (supplied)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images ( ).

2.Insert the memory card or disc containing the still images you want to print.

3.Turn on the printer.

4.Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to print the images.

5.Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB cable.

appears and changes to. The symbol will not appear if the memory card or disc contains still images that cannot be viewed with this camcorder.

The (print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed for approx. 6 seconds.

If continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or ifdoes not appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect the cable from the camcorder and the printer. Turn them both off and then on again and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.

While performing the following operations, even if you connect a printer to the camcorder it will not be recognized.

- Deleting all scenes

- Erasing all still images from the disc or

- Protecting the disc

card

- Setting the disc title

- Copying still images between the disc

-

Initializing the disc

and card

-

Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc

- Erasing all transfer orders

-Erasing all print orders

Correct performance cannot be guaranteed when printing images from a disc recorded on another digital device and inserted in this camcorder.

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will appear for images that cannot be printed.

We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.

Printing with the (Print/Share) Button

You can print a still image without changing the settings by simply pressing the (print/share) button.

1.Select () the still image you wish to print.

2.Press the (print/share) button.

• Printing starts. The

button flashes and stays on when the

printing is completed.

 

 

• To continue printing, select (

) another still image.

Printing after Selecting the Print Settings

You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing. The setting options vary depending on your printer model.

1. Press ().

• The print setting menu appears.

• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear before the camcorder displays the print setting menu.

2.Select the print settings ( 118).

3.Select (,) the [PRINT] option and press ().

Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when the printing is completed.

To continue printing, select () another still image.

Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be printed correctly.

Observe the following precautions during printing: - Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.

- Do not change the position of the /switch.

-Do not disconnect the USB cable.

-Do not remove the disc or memory card.

If the message “BUSY” does not disappear, disconnect the USB cable from both the camcorder and the printer and then reconnect them again.

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Cancel Printing

Press ( ) during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press (). With Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers, the printing will stop

immediately (even if not completed) and the paper will be fed through.

Printing Errors

If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears ( 127).

-Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers: Resolve the error. When printing does not resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press ( ). If [CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select [STOP], press () and retry printing. Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual for details.

-If the error still persists and printing does not restart, disconnect the USB cable and turn the camcorder off. Turn it on again, set it to view still images ( ) and reconnect the cable.

When you have finished printing: Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer and turn off the camcorder.

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Selecting Print Settings

Date printing Print effect

Number of copies

Current paper settings

(paper size, paper type and page layout)

Paper settings

Trimming settings ( 119)

PAPER

PAPER SIZE

Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.

 

PAPER TYPE

PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT

 

PAGE LAYOUT

BORDERLESS, BORDERED, 2-UP,4-UP,8-UP,9-UP,

 

 

16-UP,DEFAULT

(date print)

ON, OFF, DEFAULT

(print effect)

ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT

(number of copies)

1-99copies

1.In the print setting menu, select (,) the setting you want to change and press ().

2.Select () a setting option and press ().

Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer model. For details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

[BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded image when it is printed.

[BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The top, bottom and sides of the still image may be slightly trimmed out.

The print effect can be used with printers compatible with the Image Optimize function to get higher quality prints.

Canon printers:

[VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers.

When selecting [2-UP],[4-UP],[9-UP]or[16-UP]for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm] or [9 x 13 cm]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can also print on the specially designed Photo Stickers sheets. When selecting[8-UP],set the [PAPER SIZE] to [CREDITCARD]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY CP printers: You can also print on the specially designed Photo Stickers sheets.

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Selecting Trimming Settings

Set the print style before changing the trimming settings.

 

 

1. In the print setting menu, select (

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[TRIMMING] and press ( ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trimming frame appears.

 

 

 

 

2. Change the size of the trimming frame.

• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and towardW to enlarge it. Press () to change the orientation of the frame (portrait/landscape).

To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward W until the trimming frame disappears.

3.Move (,) the trimming frame.

Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu.

About the color of the trimming frame:

-White: No trimming settings.

-Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)

The trimming setting applies only to one image.

The trimming setting is canceled in the following cases:

-When you turn off the camcorder.

-When you disconnect the USB cable.

-When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.

-When you change the [PAPER SIZE] setting.

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Printing with Print Order Settings

You can mark the still images you want to print, out of those recorded on the memory card, and set the desired number of copies as a print order. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers ( 115). Up to 998 still images can be selected.

Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)

Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.

PRINT ORDER

( 60)

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card ( /).

2.Press the FUNC. button.

3.Select () the [PRINT ORDER] symbol and press ().

4.Select () the number of copies and press ().

To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.

5.Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.

Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

PRINT ORDER

( 79)

 

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Move the zoom lever toward W.

The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.

3.Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [PRINT ORDER] option.

4.Bring (,) the cursorto the image you want to print and press ().

5.Set () the desired number of copies and press ().

and the selected number of copies appear on the image.

To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.

6.Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index screen.

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Erasing All Print Orders

MENU

STILL IMG OPER.

ORD. ALL ERASE

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1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (,) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ORD. ALL ERASE] option.

3.Select [YES] and press ().

All print orders are canceled.

4.Press the MENU button to close the menu.

Printing

 

MENU

PRINT

( 79)

 

1.Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card (/).

2.Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 115).

3.Press the MENU button and select [PRINT].

The print setting menu appears.

The error message “SET PRINT ORDER” appears if you connect a printer with direct print function and select [PRINT] without having set any print orders.

4.Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press ().

Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when the printing is completed.

Depending on the connected printer, you can change some print settings before step 4 ( 118).

Cancel Printing/Printing Errors ( 117)

Restarting Printing

Press the MENU button and select [PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the print

setting menu and press ( ). The remaining images will be printed.

Printing cannot be restarted when the print order settings have been changed or if you deleted a still image with print order settings.

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Troubleshooting

If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.

Power Source

Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Camcorder will not turn on.

Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery

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• The camcorder switches off

pack.

 

 

by itself.

Attach the battery pack correctly.

 

 

• The disc compartment cover

 

 

 

 

 

will not open.

 

 

 

• LCD/viewfinder switches on

 

 

 

and off.

 

 

 

Battery pack will not charge.

Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and

 

40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).

 

 

 

Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. The

 

charging will restart once the battery pack temperature is

 

 

 

below 40 °C (104 °F).

 

 

 

The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.

Recording/Playback

 

Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buttons will not work.

Turn on the camcorder.

 

 

Load a disc.

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Abnormal characters appear

Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short

on the screen. The camcorder

time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source

 

 

does not operate properly.

and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the

 

 

 

 

RESET button resets all settings.

 

 

” flashes on the screen.

Load a disc.

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“ ” flashes on the screen.

Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery

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pack.

 

 

The wireless controller will not

Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].

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work.

The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace

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the battery.

 

 

Video noise appears on

When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is

screen.

located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the

 

 

 

 

plasma TV.

 

 

Video noise appears on the

When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located,

TV screen.

keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the

 

 

 

 

power or antenna cables of the TV.

 

 

Even without a disc loaded,

The camcorder is checking if a disc is loaded or not. This is not

when closing the disc

a malfunction.

 

 

compartment cover a motor

 

 

 

sound can be heard.

 

 

 

The disc cannot be ejected.

Turn off the camcorder, disconnect the compact power

 

 

adapter and remove the battery pack. Restore the power

 

 

 

 

supply and try again.

 

 

 

 

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

 

 

 

 

Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the

 

 

 

 

battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming

 

 

 

 

use.

 

 

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Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The disc cannot be

The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaningcloth.

recognized.

If the problem persists replace the disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The disc is not correctly loaded. Check the disc.

 

 

 

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The camcorder vibrates.

Depending on the condition of the disc, the camcorder might

 

 

 

 

 

vibrate occasionally. This is not a malfunction.

 

 

 

 

 

• The disc’s rotation can be

The disc is activated from time to time. This is not a

faintly heard.

malfunction.

 

 

 

 

 

Occasionally the operation sound can be heard.

After using the camcorder for

This is not a malfunction. Turn the camcorder off and let it cool

a long time the

lights up

for a while before resuming operation.

 

in red.

 

 

 

Recording

Problem

 

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“ ” flashes red on the screen.

The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service

 

Center.

 

 

 

 

Image will not appear on the

Set the camcorder to

.

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screen.

 

 

 

 

 

“SET THE TIME ZONE,

Set the time zone, date and time.

 

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DATE AND TIME” appears on

Recharge the built-inlithium battery and set the time zone,

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the screen.

date and time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pressing the start/stop button

Set the camcorder to

.

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will not start recording.

Load a disc.

 

 

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The disc is full (“

END” flashes on the screen). Delete some

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recordings (DVD-RWin VR mode) to free some space or

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replace the disc.

 

 

 

 

 

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

 

Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the

 

 

 

battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming

 

 

 

use.

 

 

 

 

 

Cancel the disc protection.

 

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Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RWin VIDEO mode).

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Even after stopping recording,

The scene or still image is being recorded on the disc.

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the DISC access indicator

 

 

 

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does not go off.

 

 

 

 

 

The point where the start/stop

There is a slight interval between pressing the start/stop

button was pressed does not

button and the actual start of the recording on the disc. This is

 

 

match the beginning/end of

not a malfunction.

 

 

 

 

the recording.

 

 

 

 

 

The recording suddenly stops

The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaningcloth.

shortly after starting

If the problem persists replace the disc.

 

 

recording.

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

 

 

 

Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the

 

 

 

battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming

 

 

 

use.

 

 

 

 

Camcorder will not focus.

Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.

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Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.

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Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaningcloth;

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never use tissue paper to clean the lens.

 

 

Sound is distorted.

When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or

 

concerts), sound may become distorted. This is not a

 

 

 

malfunction.

 

 

 

 

Trouble?

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Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A vertical light bar appears on

Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar

the screen.

(smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction.

 

 

Viewfinder picture is blurred.

Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.

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Playback/Editing

Problem

 

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pressing the playback button

Check that the disc contains recorded scenes.

does not start playback.

Load a disc.

 

 

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Set the camcorder to

.

39

 

You may not be able to play with this camcorder discs

 

recorded or edited with other DVD recorders or computer DVD

 

 

 

drives.

 

 

 

 

 

If using a single-sideddisc, check that the disc is inserted with

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the label side facing up.

 

 

 

 

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

 

Disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery pack

 

 

 

and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.

 

 

During playback there is

The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaningcloth.

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video noise, the sound is

You may not be able to play with the camcorder discs

distorted or the disc cannot be

recorded or edited with other DVD recorders or computer DVD

 

 

read.

 

 

drives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cannot add scenes to the

The disc is full (“

END” flashes on the screen). Delete some

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playlist.

recordings to free some space.

 

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You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.

Cannot divide the scene.

You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was protected

 

in another digital device.

 

 

 

Cannot edit the disc title.

You cannot add a title to a DVD-Rdisc after it was finalized.

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Unfinalize the disc first (DVD-RWin VIDEO mode).

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You may not be able to edit the title if you entered it with

 

another digital device.

 

 

 

 

Cancel the disc protection.

 

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Cannot create a Photomovie

There are no still images recorded on the disc.

scene.

The disc is full (“

END” flashes on the screen). Delete some

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recordings (DVD-RWin VR mode) to free some space.

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Cannot edit or delete scenes.

Remove the disc protection.

 

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Scenes cannot be edited or deleted in a DVD-Rdisc or a

 

DVD-RWdisc recorded in VIDEO mode.

 

 

 

You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was protected

 

with another digital device.

 

 

 

No sound from the built-in

Open the LCD panel.

 

speaker.

Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume from the

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[SYSTEM SETUP] menu in the

mode.

 

 

The keys on the wireless

Check that you did not lay the camcorder on its side so the

controller do not function.

multi selector’s

button is pressed down. Place the

 

 

 

camcorder upright.

 

 

 

 

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Playing Back the Disc in an External DVD Device

External DVD device refers to DVD players, DVD recorders, computer’s DVD drives and other digital devices.

 

 

 

 

 

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Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a brief stop between

Depending on the DVD player, there might be a very short

 

 

 

 

scenes.

stop between scenes during playback.

 

 

 

 

 

Disc is running, but image will

TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the

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not appear on the TV screen.

selector to VIDEO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You attempted to play back or dub an incompatible disc. Stop

 

playback/dubbing.

 

 

 

 

 

The disc cannot be

The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaningcloth.

recognized by the device.

The disc has not been finalized.

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Or, even though the disc is

 

 

 

If you recorded a DVD-RWdisc in VR mode, only VR mode

read, cannot play back the

compatible DVD players will be able to play the disc. To check

 

 

 

 

 

disc or the picture is distorted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the compatibility refer to the instruction manual of your DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

device.

 

 

 

 

 

Cannot edit my recordings or

It may not be possible with an external DVD recorder to edit or

add recordings to the disc

add recordings to a DVD disc recorded with this camcorder.

 

 

 

 

 

with the DVD device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When writing on a disc in this

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

camcorder recordings

Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the

 

 

 

 

 

transferred from a computer

battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming

 

 

 

 

 

an error message appears.

use.

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Card Operation

Problem

 

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory card cannot be

Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the

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inserted.

memory card over and reinsert it.

 

 

Memory card cannot be

Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or

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recorded.

replace the memory card.

 

 

 

 

Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.

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The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum

84

 

value. Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory

 

 

 

card.

 

 

 

Memory card cannot be

Insert a memory card.

 

30

played back.

Set the camcorder to

.

41

 

 

Make sure the memory card is selected as the media for still

36

 

images.

 

 

 

Image cannot be erased.

Image is protected. Cancel the protection.

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“ ” flashes in red.

Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and

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reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing

 

 

 

persists.

 

 

 

Printing

Problem

 

 

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The printer is not operating

1.

Set the camcorder to

.

even though the camcorder

2.

Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.

 

 

and printer are correctly

3.

Turn off the printer and turn it back on.

 

 

connected.

 

 

 

 

 

Trouble?

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List of Messages

Message

Explanation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SET THE TIME ZONE,

You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message

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DATE AND TIME

appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time

 

 

 

zone, date and time.

 

 

CHANGE THE BATTERY

Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.

21

PACK

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE TOO

The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.

HIGH CANNOT RECORD

Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the battery

 

 

TEMPERATURE TOO

and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.

 

 

HIGH CANNOT REMOVE

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

CANNOT RECORD

There is a problem with the disc. Replace the disc.

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CHECK THE DISC

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

 

The disc’s recording surface may be dirty or scratched.

REACHED THE

The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some

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MAXIMUM NUMBER OF

recordings (DVD-RW)to free some space or replace the disc.

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SCENES

 

 

 

CANNOT PLAY DISC

The disc is dirty or you attempted to play back a disc type not

 

supported (not DVD-R/RW).

 

 

 

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

CANNOT EDIT DISC

There are no scenes to edit or the recording is damaged.

 

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

CANNOT DIVIDE THE

Photomovie scenes cannot be divided.

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SCENE

You may not be able to divide very short scenes.

 

 

Scenes cannot be divided when the disc contains 999 scenes.

 

You may not be able to further divide scenes shorter than 5

 

seconds that were created by dividing a previous scene.

 

 

DISC IS FINALIZED

You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized DVD-Rdisc.

CANNOT RECORD

You cannot record additional scenes or unfinalize a DVD-RWdisc

 

 

 

in VIDEO mode that was finalized with another digital device.

 

 

UNFINALIZE THE DISC

You cannot record additional scenes or convert still images to a

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Photomovie scene on a finalized DVD-RWrecorded in VIDEO

 

 

 

mode. Unfinalize the disc first.

 

 

DISC IS PROTECTED

The disc is protected. Replace the disc or remove the disc

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protection.

 

 

DISC ERROR

Initialize new DVD-RWdiscs before using them.

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CANNOT READ THE

Disc could not be read. Try cleaning it or replace the disc.

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DISC

This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its

CHECK THE DISC

operational temperature. Disconnect the power adapter and

 

 

 

remove the battery and let the camcorder cool down before

 

 

 

resuming use.

 

 

 

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

 

The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and

 

reinserting it.

 

 

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Message

 

Explanation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC ACCESS FAILURE

There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write

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CHECK THE DISC

onto it. Try cleaning the disc or replace it.

 

 

 

 

 

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

 

 

 

The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and

 

 

 

reinserting it.

 

 

 

DISC COVER IS OPEN

Verify the disc is correctly inserted and close the disc cover.

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NO DISC

No disc is loaded. Insert a disc.

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You inserted a disc recorded in a different Television System (PAL

 

 

 

or SECAM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait

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until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

LOADING THE DISC

The disc is being read. Wait before you start recording.

AVOID MOVING THE

Try not to move the camcorder while the image is being recorded.

CAMCORDER

 

 

 

 

UNABLE TO RECOVER

Could not recover a corrupted file.

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DATA

This message can also appear if condensation has formed. If you

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suspect condensation is the reason, do not initialize the disc and

 

 

 

 

 

wait until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.

 

 

DISC FULL

The disc is full (“

END” flashes on the screen). Delete some

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recordings (DVD-RWin VR mode) to free some space or replace

86

 

 

 

the disc.

 

 

 

NO CARD

Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.

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NO IMAGES

No images are recorded on the memory card.

CARD ERROR

A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or

 

 

 

display the image.

 

 

 

 

 

The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4

 

 

 

 

 

seconds and “

” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove the

 

 

 

 

 

card and reinsert the card. If “ ” changes to green, you can

 

 

 

 

 

continue recording/playback.

 

 

CARD FULL

Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or

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replace the memory card.

 

 

NAMING ERROR

The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.

 

 

 

Set the [FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and initialize the disc or

 

 

 

 

 

memory card, erase all the images on the memory card or replace

 

 

 

 

 

the disc.

 

 

 

UNIDENTIFIABLE

The image file is corrupted or it was saved using a compression

IMAGE

method other than that compatible with this camcorder (JPEG).

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER ORDER

You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.

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ERROR

 

 

 

 

TOO MANY STILL

Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still

IMAGES DISCONNECT

images on the memory card or disc to less than 1800. Images

 

 

USB CABLE

cannot be erased from a DVD-RorDVD-RWdisc recorded in

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If a dialog appeared on the computer screen, close it and then

 

 

 

 

 

reconnect the USB cable.

 

 

Direct Print Related Messages

About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

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Trouble?

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Message

 

Explanation

 

PAPER ERROR

There is a problem with the paper. Wrong paper size is inserted, the ink

 

cannot be used with the selected paper or paper output tray is open.

NO PAPER

Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.

 

PAPER JAM

The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing.

 

After removing the paper, set some paper again and retry printing.

INK ERROR

There is a problem with the ink.

 

 

NO INK

The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.

 

LOW INK LEVEL

The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to

 

restart printing.

 

 

 

WASTE TANK FULL

Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult a

 

Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer

 

manual to replace the waste ink absorber.

 

• FILE ERROR

You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another

• CANNOT PRINT!

camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.

COULD NOT PRINT X

You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were

IMAGES

recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression or were

 

edited on a computer.

 

 

SET PRINT ORDER

No still image on the memory card has been marked with a

print

 

order.

 

 

 

PRINT ORDER

You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.

ERROR

 

 

 

 

CANNOT TRIM

You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another

 

camcorder.

 

 

 

READJUST TRIMMING

You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.

PRINTER ERROR

Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer

 

status. If the error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual

 

and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.

PRINT ERROR

Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a

 

while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the

 

printer status.

 

 

 

 

When you are printing using the

button, check the print settings.

HARDWARE ERROR

Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer

 

status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In

 

such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.

COMMUNICATION

The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing,

ERROR

disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the

 

printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. When you are printing

 

using the

button, check the print settings.

 

 

Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large

 

number of images. Reduce the number of images.

 

CHECK PRINT

The print setting cannot be used for printing with the

button.

SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

INCOMPATIBLE PAPER

The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.

SIZE

 

 

 

 

PRINTER IN USE

The printer is in use. Check the printer status.

 

PAPER LEVER ERROR

Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper

 

position.

 

 

 

PRINTER COVER OPEN

Close the printer cover securely.

 

 

NO PRINTHEAD

No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.

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Handling Precautions

 

 

Camcorder

 

 

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Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts while the DISC access

 

indicator is on or flashing. The data may not be correctly recorded on the disc, and the

 

 

recording may be permanently lost.

 

 

Do not touch the pick up lens.

 

 

Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or the disc cover. Be careful when

 

 

closing the LCD panel.

 

 

Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a

 

 

car under direct sunlight), or high humidity.

 

 

Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs,

 

 

near plasma TVs or mobile phones.

 

 

Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder

 

 

pointed at a bright subject.

 

 

Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not

 

 

waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the

 

 

camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens. Be sure to close the disc

 

 

compartment cover after use.

 

 

Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.

 

 

Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly,

 

 

consult qualified service personnel.

 

 

Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration

 

 

as this may cause damage.

 

 

Battery Pack

 

 

DANGER!

 

 

Treat the battery pack with care.

 

 

• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).

 

 

• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C (140 °F). Do not

 

 

leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather.

 

 

• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.

 

 

• Do not drop or knock it.

 

& Do’s

• Do not get it wet.

 

 

 

Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the

day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.

Don’ts

Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact with metallic

 

objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.

 

Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder.

 

 

Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.

 

Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its

 

lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and

 

to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C (86 °F). If you do not use

 

the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a year. If

 

you have more than one battery pack, perform these precautions at the same time for

 

all battery packs.

 

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Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). At cold temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.

Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at normal temperatures.

About the battery terminal cover

The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shapedhole. This is useful when you wish to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs.

Back side of the

 

Terminal cover attached

 

battery pack

 

Charged

Uncharged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini DVD Disc

The recording surface of DVD discs is extremely delicate. Be sure to observe the following precautions when handling your discs.

Keep the disc clean of dust, dirt or smudges. Even very small smudges or particles of dust can lead to problems when recording or playing back the disc. Carefully inspect the recording surface of the disc before inserting it in the camcorder. If the disc gets dirty use a dry, soft lens-cleaningcloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges from the disc surface. Clean the disc in a radial motion from its center outwards.

Never use a chemically treated cloth or flammable solvents such as paint thinner to clean the disc.

Do not bend, scratch or wet the disc and do not subject it to strong shocks.

Do not attach labels or stickers on the disc surfaces. The disc may not rotate in a stable manner and this may cause malfunctions.

Return discs to their case for storage.

When writing on the label side of the disc, avoid hard tip pens. Use waterproof softtipped felt pens instead.

Moving a disc rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its surfaces. If condensation forms on the disc, put it aside until the water droplets have evaporated completely.

Never expose the disc to direct sunlight and do not store it in places subject to high temperatures or high humidity.

Make sure to finalize a disc before inserting it in a DVD player, DVD recorder or a computer’s DVD drive. Failing to do so can result in the loss of the recorded data.

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Memory Card

We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity.

Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.

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Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.

Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.

Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.

Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water.

Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.

Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.

Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.

Lithium Button Battery

WARNING!

The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the battery.

Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.

Dispose of the used battery according to applicable recycling regulations.

Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short circuit.

Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.

Keep the battery out of the reach of children. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal damage.

Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.

Built-inRechargeable Lithium Battery

The camcorder has a built-inrechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. Thebuilt-inlithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder, however, it will become totally discharged if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.

To recharge the built-inlithium battery:Connect the power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the power switch set to .

Don’ts & Do’s

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Maintenance/Others

Storage

If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).

Cleaning

Camcorder Body

Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.

Pick Up Lens

Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosoltype blower brush. Never touch the pick up lens directly to clean it.

Lens and Viewfinder

If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus may not work properly.

Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosoltype blower brush.

Use a clean, soft lens-cleaningcloth to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never use tissue paper.

LCD Screen

Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaningcloth.

Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.

Condensation

Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.

Condensation may form in the following cases:

When the camcorder is moved from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place

When the camcorder is moved from a cold place to a warm room

When the camcorder is left in a humid

When a cold room is heated rapidly

room

 

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How to avoid condensation:

Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.

Unload the disc, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to

temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.

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When condensation is detected:

The camcorder automatically shuts off. If a disc is loaded, remove the disc immediately and leave the disc cover open. Leaving the disc in the camcorder may damage it.

A disc cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.

Resuming use:

The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and weather conditions. As a general criterion, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.

Using the Camcorder Abroad

Power Sources

You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.

Playback on a TV Screen

You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system. The NTSC system is used in the following countries/areas:

American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.

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System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)

WS-20Wrist Strap

Shoulder Strap

WL-D86

Wireless Controller

WD-H37C

Wide-converter

TL-H37

Tele-converter

FS-H37U

Filter Set

SC-2000Soft

Carrying Case

CG-300

BP-208

Battery Charger

Battery Pack

 

BP-208Battery Pack

Mini DVD Disc

 

DVD-R/RW

 

 

CA-570Compact

 

Power Adapter

 

TV

 

VCR

MTC-100Multi Cable

DVD player/

 

recorder

IFC-300PCU USB Cable PictBridge-compliant

printers

Card Adapter/ miniSD Adapter

miniSD Card

Reader/Writer

 

Computer

Mini DVD Disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-R/RW

DVD player/

 

 

 

 

 

 

recorder

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Optional Accessories

Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040,Canon U.S.A. Information Center.

Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.

This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuineCanon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction ofnon-genuineCanon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.

Battery Packs

When you need extra battery packs, select only the BP-208battery pack.

CG-300Battery Charger

Use the battery charger for charging the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a cable.

Charging Time: 105 min.

Charging time varies according to the charging condition.

TL-H37Tele-converter

This Tele-converterlens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5.

The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converteris attached.

The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H37is 2.3 m (7.5 ft.); 2.3 cm (0.91 in.) at maximum wide angle.

When the Tele-converteris attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record with flash or assist lamp.

WD-H37CWide-converter

This lens decreases focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views.

When the Wide-converteris attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record with flash or assist lamp.

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FS-H37UFilter Set

Neutral density and MC protector filters help you to control difficult lighting conditions.

Shoulder Strap

You can attach a shoulder strap for more security and portability.

Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.

WS-20Wrist Strap

Use this for extra additional protection for active shooting.

SC-2000Soft Carrying Case

A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories.

This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brandaccessories or products bearing the same mark.

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Specifications

DC40

System

Disc Recording System

Video: DVD-VIDEO(VIDEO mode)

 

DVD-VR(VR mode) only with 8 cmDVD-RW

 

Video Compression: MPEG2

 

Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch

 

Still Images: Exif 2.2** compliant with JPEG compression

Television System

EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Image Sensor

1/2.8 in. CCD, approx. 4,290,000 pixels

 

Effective pixels:

 

Movies:

16:9 (Image stabilizer ON): approx. 2,740,000

 

 

16:9 (Image stabilizer OFF): approx. 2,990,000

 

 

4:3 recording: approx. 3,500,000

 

Still images: approx. 4,000,000

Compatible Media

8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked

 

with the DVD-RorDVD-RWlogo

Maximum Recording Time

XP: approx. 20 min., SP: approx. 30 min., LP: approx. 60 min.

(1.4 GB single-sided

 

 

8 cm Mini DVD)

 

 

LCD Screen

2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels

Viewfinder

0.3 in. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels

Microphone

Stereo electret condenser microphone

Lens

f=6.1-61mm,F/1.8-3.0,10x power zoom

 

35 mm equivalent:

 

Movies:

16:9 (Image stabilizer ON): approx. 47.4-474mm

 

 

16:9 (Image stabilizer OFF): approx. 45.4-454mm

 

 

4:3 recording: approx. 44.5-445mm

 

Still images: approx. 41.6-416mm

Lens Configuration

11 elements in 9 groups

Filter Diameter

37 mm

 

AF System

TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible

Minimum Focusing Distance

1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle

White Balance

Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE,

 

CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom

 

white balance

Minimum Illumination

0.6 lx (Night recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)

 

9 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lx

Image Stabilization

Electronic

 

Memory Card

Recording Media

miniSD Card*

Size of Still Images

2304 x 1736, 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF

 

compliant

Image Compression Method

JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)

*This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 256 MB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.

**This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliantprinter, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

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Input/Output Terminals

AV OUT Terminal

10-pinmulticonnector; Output only

 

Video:

1 Vp-p/75ohms unbalanced

 

S-Video:

Luminance (Y) signal –1Vp-p/75ohms;

 

 

Chrominance (C) signal –0.286Vp-p/75ohms

 

Audio:

–10dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohm or less

USB Terminal

mini-B

 

Power/Others

Power supply (rated)

7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)

Power consumption

4.9 W (viewfinder), 4.9 W (LCD screen in normal brightness)

(SP mode, AF on)

 

Operating temperature

0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

60 x 87 x 126 mm (2.4 x 3.4 x 5.0 in.) excluding protrusions

Weight (camcorder body only)

480 g (1.1 lb.)

CA-570Compact Power Adapter

Power supply

100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption

17 W

Rated output

8.4 V DC, 1.5 A

Operating temperature

0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)

Dimensions

52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)

Weight

135 g (4.8 oz.)

BP-208Battery Pack

Battery type

Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery

Rated voltage

7.4 V DC

Operating temperature

0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)

Battery capacity

850 mAh

Dimensions

39 x 8 x 63 mm (1.5 x 0.31 x 2.5 in.)

Weight

40 g (1.4 oz.)

Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice.

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Product Codes

Provided Accessories

CA-570Compact Power Adapter

8468A002AA

BP-208Battery Pack

0802B002AA

WL-D86Wireless Controller

D83-0722-000

MTC-100Multi Cable

D82-0790-000

IFC-300PCUUSB Cable

D82-0710-001

Optional Accessories

CG-300Battery Charger

0784B002AA

TL-H37Tele-converter

8835A001AA

WD-H37CWide-converter

1305B001AA

FS-H37UFilter Set

8837A001AA

WS-20Wrist Strap

3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)

SC-2000Soft Carrying Case

9389A001AA

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Index

16:9 aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 9 Point AiAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

A

Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 133 AEB - Exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . 67 AF (autofocus) frame selection . . . . . . 55 AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 AV OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

B

Battery pack, charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Battery pack, remaining charge . . . . . . 19 Beach (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

C

Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . 105 Connection to a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Copying still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

D

Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Disc title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 DVD discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 DVD-R/RW discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

E

Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

F

Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Finalizing the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Fireworks (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Focusing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Foliage (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

G

Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

H

High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . 67

I

Image enhancing effects . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Index screen, movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Index screen, still images . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Initialization, card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Initialization, disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

L

Landscape (recording program) . . . . . . 46 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 LCD screen, rotating the . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . 25, 131 LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

M

Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Metering method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mode dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Multi selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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N

ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 136 Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46 Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Normal TV (4:3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

O

On-screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

P

P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Panoramic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Photomovie scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 46 Power - Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Power - Compact power adapter . . . . . 22 Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Print/share button . . . . . . . . .107, 111, 116 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Protecting the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

R

Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Review - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Review - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Roxio MyDVD for Canon . . . . . . . . . . 105

S

Scene Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SCN - Special Scene

(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Slow Shutter (recording program) . . . . . 46 Snow (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Special Scene modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46 Spotlight (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Stitch Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Sunset (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Super Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 S-video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

T

Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Transferring still images . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

U

USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

V

VIDEO mode (disc specification) . . . . . . 6 Viewfinder - Dioptric adjustment . . . . . . 24 Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 VR mode (disc specification) . . . . . . . . . 6

W

White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Wide TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

X

XP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Z

Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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U.S.A.

CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED STATES

The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.

Canon consumer DVD equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial,personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:

Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three months from the date of purchase.

Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.

When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-paythe shipping charges, and you must enclose the Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During yourONE-YEARwarranty period, repairs will be made and the equipmentreturn-shippedto you free of charge. After your warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the equipmentreturn-shippedto you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we willreturn-shipthe equipment at no charge to you.

Non-Canonbrand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DVD camcorders are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to suchnon-Canonbrand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.

CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DVD Camcorders in conjunction with incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.

In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DVD Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040).You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your product.

This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the following cases:

A)Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating instructions;

B)If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;

C)If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our authorized agent;

D)If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.

This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), DVD discs, nor does it apply to equipment purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.

This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DVD Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA.

Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or regulations.

NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. CANON U.S.A., INC.

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CANADA

CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY

The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon DVD equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.

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Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial,personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:

Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.

Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

This limited warranty covers all defects except where:

(a)The loss or damage to the product results from:

i)accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the instruction manual;

ii)the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;

iii)repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;

iv)defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;

v)shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);

(b)Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.

(c)The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.

This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the DVD equipment, DVD discs, nor does it apply to DVD equipment purchased outside Canada.

TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE

Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.

LIMITATIONS

Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit, revenue, discs or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon product.

This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.

NOTICE TO CONSUMER

If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before using it.

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CANON INC.

U.S.A.

CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE

 

100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA

 

CANON U.S.A., INC. CHICAGO OFFICE

 

100 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143 USA

 

CANON U.S.A., INC. LOS ANGELES OFFICE

 

15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA

 

CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE

 

210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA

 

If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center

 

toll-freeat1-800-828-4040(U.S.A. only).

CANADA

CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

 

6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7

 

CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY

 

2828, 16th Street, N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7

 

CANON CANADA INC. MONTREAL

 

5990 Côte de Liesse, Quebec H4T 1V7

 

If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information Center

 

toll-freeat1-800-828-4040(CANADA only).

 

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sand frais au Canada

 

1-800-828-4040(CANADA seulement).

MEXICO

CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.

 

Periferico Sur No. 4124 Col. Ex-Ranchode Anzaldo C.P. 01900

 

México, D.F., México

 

CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE

 

100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA

CENTRO Y

CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.

SURAMÉRICA

703 Waterford Way Suite 400 Miami, FL 33126 USA

ASIA

CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.

 

19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon,

 

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The information on this manual is verified as of February 1st, 2006.

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